I was reading some Herodotus and was struck by his report of decision making as practiced by the "Persians".
"If an important decision is to be made, they discuss the question when they are drunk, and the following day the master of the house where the discussion was held submits their decision for reconsideration when they are sober. If they still approve it, it is adopted; if not, it is abandoned. Conversely, any decision they make when they are sober, is reconsidered afterwards when they are drunk."
Whether or not this was true, I think it' sounds like a fabulous process.
I propose that we should adapt all our juries and think tank exercises to include the above mechanisation! The results could not be any more compromised than they already are, all that sober silence, shrewd ass coverage and friendly empty banter.
Uncork the wine and let the libidinous conversation flow!
... then we can reconsider later...