When a group wants to achieve a consensus or unanimous decision, the responsibility of the chair is to be constantly attentive to the group process. Identify which of the pointers below for how to chair a multiparty negotiation effectively is incorrect.
A. Explicitly describe the role you will take as chair. Assure individual members that they will have an opportunity to make opening statements or other ways of placing their individual concerns and issues on the table.
B. Introduce the agenda or build one based on the group’s issues, concerns, and priorities. Be an active gatekeeper.
C. Make logistical arrangements that will help the negotiation process. Listen for interests and commonalities.
D. Introduce internal information that will help illuminate the issues and interests.