Advisory groups? Bah humbug!

There is no point in making small groups part of a leadership structure if you do not give the group a method of aggregating the opinions of its members, and if the group is not allowed to make decisions.

  • Example: let the group vote, and use the results (the aggregation of votes) as the basis of the decision.

If an organization sets up teams and then uses them purely for advisory purposes, it loses the true advantage that a team has; namely, collective wisdom.

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Suroweicki

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