Six thinking hats
What about trying something new for your next meeting: Here's the six thinking hats method, a creative thinking exercise during which people think creatively together. In other words, we put the "argument culture" on hold, during which people discuss until people are so tired that someone wins - and the other part, yes you guessed it right, loses. The method can be used in a variety of settings, I have experienced. Try it, for example, at home with your family. Also, try it in a business setting with people, you work with, for example customers, supplier partners, and/or co-workers. Or try it with neighbours as you work on developing / renewing / innovating work and living environments in the neighbourhood. And for politicans, why not try it in parliament? Just try it.