Getting to Consensus An approach to collaborative decision-making that is just and equitable. Use the Tool Getting to Consensus Key Questions About the Tool Who should use this tool? This tool is appropriate for any group looking to institute fair decision making practices into their work. What does this tool help you achieve? Getting to consensus is about sharing power and enabling a group to work together to find solutions. When should you use this tool? This tool is useful at any and every stage of a project. In fact, this tool could be a staple as a group norm.