What is Dotmocracy?

Example Dotmocracy sheet with 23 dots (& signatures) showing agreement.Example Dotmocracy sheet with 23 dots (& signatures) showing agreement.

Dotmocracy is an established facilitation method for collecting and recognizing levels of agreement on written statements among a large number of people. Participants write down ideas on paper forms called Dotmocracy sheets and fill-in one dot per a sheet to record their opinion of each idea on a scale of “strong agreement”, “agreement”, “neutral”, “disagreement”, “strong disagreement” or “confusion”. Participants sign each sheet they dot and may add brief comments. The result is a graph-like visual representation of the group's collective opinion on each posted statement.

For further explanation see the What is Dotmocracy? page from the handbook and the Step-by-Step Process page.