Anonymous Voting

Type of record:
  • Reflection tool
  • Micro method
  • Feedback method
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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The aim of the anonymous voting is to select ideas from a list of ideas in an anonymous vote that are as far as possible to be pursued further, or to put them in a ranking order.

Each participant selects ten percent of the ideas from an existing numbered list of ideas and rates them with letters such as A, B, C. The election official collects the anonymous voting cards and then presents the result. The result is a ranking of the existing ideas and thus a processing recommendation of the group.

The advantage of this method is that the decision-makers can take creative risks through anonymity, as they act free of group pressure.
  • Effective for all innovation types
  • Effective for disruptive innovations
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for low complex challenges
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • Effective for radical innovations
  • P7 Idea selection (voting - evaluation - filtering - deciding)
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