Dotmocracy is an established facilitation process for prioritizing options among a large number of people.
The dotmocracy process is often used in large meetings, conferences and member rooms to recognize policy direction and majority preferences. Traditional dotmocracy, also know as "dot voting" or ?multi-voting?, is essentially placing stickers or written marks next to ideas you like, usually written on easel paper. The group can then easily see which ideas are most popular amongst participants. There are a few variations such as the use of green dots to show approval and red dots to show objections and rules about how many dots one can stick on each proposal.
Following a clear set of instructions , and using refined print materials , the Co-op Tools advanced dotmocracy process has been proven to:
- Recognize priorities and direction from rank-and-file members
- Engage and empower a diverse membership
- Give a voice to even the quietest of members
- Recognize and celebrate shared values
- Focus on solutions while avoiding traditional power dynamics
- Provide fully documented results that can be easily translated in to action plans
- Garner friendly discussions while efficiently leading to practical conclusions
The process is fun, useful and takes only minutes to learn and apply.