- Agree on the criteria for selecting ideas.
- Identify each idea on the list with a letter of the alphabet.
- Agree on a number of ideas for which each member will vote.
- Vote individually on paper, listing the letter of each selected idea.
- Take turns calling out the letters of selected ideas.
- Record and add the votes on a flip chart.
- Decide which ideas should receive further consideration
How To Set Criteria
- Generate a few criteria ideas, and list on a flip chart (example criterion: “Must be cost-effective”).
- Through discussion or consensus, reach agreement on the criteria that all members will use.
- There can be one or more criteria for any decision.
- Criteria may be objective or subjective.
REFERENCE: The Seven-Step Meeting Process and Tools from Executive Learning, Inc. Handbook for Improvement, Nashville: ELI, 2002.