Five Standards For Significant Choice
Nilsen states that stakeholders engage in significant choice when the following standards are met:
- Stakeholders are free from physical or mental coercion.
- The choice is made based on all the information available.
- All reasonable alternatives are included in the discussion.
- Both short-term and long-term consequences are disclosed and discussed.
- Both senders and receivers of messages are open about the personal motives they have that may influence their decision-making.
With free flow of information and reasonable judgment based on their understanding of the situation, stakeholders can make objective decisions that they believe to be in their best interest.Next Page: Problems of Misinformation