I manage a team of 10 engineers, and after 3 years we are finally moving our engineering office outside the plant.
Everybody is looking forward to it, and I have opened the process by putting all my planning/decision-making into our corporate wiki, however, I'm not sure this is enough of an open forum to have everybody have a say.
At the same time, I believe it may turn into "design by committee" or have the "too many cooks in the kitchen"/"bike shedding" problem if I start asking what people like best, leading to not being able to meet everybody's wishes.
So, to what degree it is healthy to open up the process and decision-making?, what ground rules are absolutely essential to not turning this kind of situation into the previous problems?, and most importantly:
How to have everybody feel they have input into the process?