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# 100-dollar voting exercise

Everyone gets \$100 to allocate to their favorite ideas.
This is a simple prioritization game I play with my team, largely inspired by . I’ve found it most useful when I have a big decision and set aside time to work through options — for example, during quarterly planning (read Lenny Rachitsky’s on Coda’s planning process).
Most priority exercises are one dimensional (”vote on your top 3 priorities”). This works when you need to make a quick decision. However, many situations call for a deeper understanding of how your team actually feels. The \$100-dollar exercise adds a second dimension of weight. So not only do you end up with a ranked list of priorities, but you also understand how much your team favors some ideas over others (”the #1 idea is 4x as important as the #2 idea”).

### How to play

Have everyone join as .
Add & vote on by allocating \$100 across them.
Show everyone’s dollar allocation to inform your decisions.

### Getting started

To spin up this game,
copy this template
or type /100-dollar voting in your doc.
Clear sample data

## Join the game.

Participants
0
Participant
Allocated
Remaining
1
Polly Rose
000
100
\$0
2
Lola Tseudonym
000
55
\$45
3
000
30
\$70
There are no rows in this table

Ideas
1
Ideas
\$1
\$5
\$10
\$20
\$50
1
2
3
Host a monthly dinner
4
Re-design our website
There are no rows in this table

Dollar allocation
1
Ideas
Total
\$1 voters
\$5 voters
\$10 voters
\$20 voters
\$50 voters
1
\$80
2
\$60
3
Host a monthly dinner
\$40
4
Re-design our website
\$5
There are no rows in this table