Bell curve graph shows Boundaries of Consent within the range between "can live with" on either side and "prefer" at the top.  Outside those boundaries on both sides of the bell curve are labeled "cannot tolerate".

Range of Tolerance

The Range of Tolerance model comes out of ecosystems theory – a basic worldview that we are deeply interconnected. That sense of operating like an ecosystem is a valuable metaphor in collaborative networks and systems change.

When diverse members of an ecosystem are able to live within their range of tolerance, the whole ecosystem becomes more resilient and adaptive.  A culture of consent means the group has a commitment to include and adapt when a member is out of their range of tolerance.

You can start practicng the Principle of Consent in your team right now.  Just download this free one-page framework and this set of simple guidelines for Consent in Practice. 


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