All materials on this web site are free to download and share. Enjoy!
Have you ever taken part in a decision-making meeting with many people and felt frustrated with the lack of progress?
Have you ever attended a forum or workshop where dozens of people brainstormed a long list of ideas, but there was no sensible way to collectively prioritize all the results and recognize the best suggestions?
I created idea rating sheets to provide a solution for these kinds of challenges.
- Idea rating sheets are simple tool to help large groups find agreement
Compared to surveys, voting, or typical meeting formats, idea rating provides unique and valuable opportunities. In an idea rating process, every participant can simultaneously present his or her own ideas anonymously in writing. The level of popular support for each idea can be quickly and accurately discovered through the dotting process. Feedback comments for each idea can also be recorded.
Idea rationg sheets help people quickly recognize their collective preferences, which can then lead to the crafting of popularly supported plans.
- Recognize collective priorities and direction from all participants.
- Engage and empower diverse groups of people.
- Recognize agreement on unique and specific ideas, as well as general and thematic ideas.
- Give an equal voice to even the quietest of participants.
- Help avoid verbal debates and "soap box" style speech-making.
- Support friendly discussions while efficiently leading to practical conclusions.
- Provide fully documented results that can be easily turned into action plans.
The idea rating sheets are fun to use. The process takes only minutes to learn and apply.
To start using idea rating sheets, download the blank idea rating sheet and instructions
This web site is a volunteer project of Jason Diceman who lives in Toronto, Canada.
"Idea rating sheets" were previously called "Dotmocracy Sheets". Jason is working towards migrating all key materials from Dotmocracy.org to this new IdeaRatingSheets.org web site.