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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, quarterly planning.
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 more in-depth understanding of how people on your team actually feel. 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”).

Facilitator Instructions
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Pick participants: List everyone that is participating in this exercise below.
Add ideas: Give everyone 5 mins to add ideas.
Vote: Each participant allocates $100 dollars across their favorite ideas.
Show vote allocations: When everyone's done allocating their dollars, uncollapse the "Dollar Allocation" at the bottom of the page.

1. Join the game.
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Polly Rose
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100
$0.00
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Lola Tseudonym
000
55
$45.00
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Adam Davis
000
30
$70.00
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2. Add ideas and allocate dollars.
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Sell cookies in Central Park
Polly Rose
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
2
Create YouTube tutorials
Adam Davis
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
3
Host a monthly dinner
Lola Tseudonym
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
4
Re-design our website
Adam Davis
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
initiate-money-transfer reaction, you have not reacted
There are no rows in this table
Show results (once everyone is done allocating)
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3. Discuss and take notes.
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