Comments on: An introduction to participatory voting—Part 3: Public, semi-anonymous, and anonymous voting https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2016/05/an-introduction-to-participatory-voting-part-3-public-semi-anonymous-and-anonymous-voting/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Sat, 19 Dec 2020 22:58:12 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 By: Jason Diceman https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2016/05/an-introduction-to-participatory-voting-part-3-public-semi-anonymous-and-anonymous-voting/#comment-71434 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 03:26:01 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=8481#comment-71434 Hi Adrian. I appreciate your dive into voting techniques.

You say “a facilitator who creates a safe environment for individuals to express any opinion will minimize groupthink during participatory voting.” While I agree creating a safe space invites more honest participation, the bandwagon effect and herd mentality works incessantly at subconscious level. We are social creatures by nature. There is no substitute for a secret vote to ensure independent thinking necessary for collecting opinions unbiased by peer pressure, as necessary for the “wisdom of the crowd”.

This is why I have stopped using dotmocracy and idea rating sheets now that I have Feedback Frames in my tool box.

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