Confidence Voting / Fist of Five

Gains consensus quickly around a team's agreement or disagreement on the current activity, event or questions

foundation-culture-and-collaboration loop position

No. People

5+

Time

1 minute

Difficulty

easy

Participants

Anybody

What is it?

  • A practice that gains consensus around a team’s agreement or disagreement on the current activity, event or questions
  • A group voting on how confident they are in doing something or learning something
  • A safety check

Why use it?

  • Builds a consensus for team agreement to progress or not progress
  • A facilitator will conduct the vote. As a topic discussion concludes, the facilitator will ask the participants to vote how confident they are on understanding the topic, the ability to execute, and sufficent resources and time.
  • At the count of 3, all participants will raise their hand and raise fingers indicating their confidence: 1 for low, 5 for high and 2, 3 or 4 for anything in between.
  • In the end the facilitator will count the votes and open a discussion on what is yet to be cleared or addressed before moving on to the next topic.
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