Achieve Consensus with the Interactive Presenter™
It's normal practice to reach consensus by voting when choosing representatives or deciding issues in committee. Peak Performance offers an Interactive Presenter service to meet such needs (see under Interactive Presenter Event Services). There is a "Council " version of the system's software available that designed to meet the needs of regular council or committee meetings. Using the system for these conventional tasks usually speeds the process up considerably. ensures a good record of voting is kept and can add new dimensions to the process.
The opportunities for using electronic voting and achieving a meaningful consensus are much greater than that. How do you achieve your organisational goals unless you have agreement that they are the right objectives and that you have a realistic plan to achieve them?
All too often in the past, corporate presentations have been delivered making the assumption that everyone is going to hang on to every word that comes down from the platform in tablets of stone.
With the help of the Interactive Presenter™ large groups of people can demonstrate their agreement with the proposed way forward..
Consensus can be achieved by getting everyone to vote on the issues proposed.
In most cases, individual ownership of the goals is strengthened. If all can see that the vast majority agree with the plans proposed and the reasons for them, they are more likely to buy-into them.
The voting process becomes a route to a common ownership of the proposals presented.
To achieve consensus with the Interactive Presenter™, you can use straight voting questions like the one below or ratings questions. When you use ratings questions the relative strength of feelings are expressed on each issue.
Example of voting results screen, courtesy of Sean Brennan of Clinical Matrix Ltd.
Sean uses the Interactive Presenter™ to inform, entertain and to achieve consensus
What happens if the voting does not go the way you expected?
Just for a moment consider the worst potential case in this scenario, where the majority vote against what is proposed.
Isn’t it better to get that response at the outset?
You can then find out why voting went the way it did and adjust things accordingly?
The alternative is to go headlong into the implementation of a plan that does not have the support of the majority: a recipe for a potential disaster.