At the recent All Church meetings, there was mention of wanting to discuss issues and reach consensus on some.
I was reminded of dyads.
Dyads are two-person interactions. For example, a handshake is a dyad.
If there were 60 people in the sanctuary on a Sunday and everyone shook hands with everyone else, how many dyads would there have been?
The answer is 1770. ( 60 X 59 = 3540 divided by 2 = 1770. )
A handshake can be a start at a reciprocal relationship.
Reaching consensus is more likely in groups where a lot of people have reciprocal relationships:
I’ll do this for you, if you do that for me. I’ll give on this, if you give on that.
See similarities, hear differences, touch adversaries, speak connectedness.