The quick reaction round comes after clarifying questions in the consent decision-making pattern and responds to the question ”What do I think about this proposal?” This is a round where almost anything goes. We can say what we want about the proposal. Whatever is alive within at that moment. We might voice concerns, confusion, opportunities, what we like, what we don’t like or we might not say anything at all.
A perfectly legitimate quick reaction is that you need more time to consider the proposal. A main part of the intent of quick reactions is to identify which parts of a proposal are generating easy approval and which parts are triggering confusion or concerns, so that we can focus attention on those elements of a proposal that need more time.
For more information, check out our handbook Many Voices One Song section 5.5