A dotmocracy exercise worked well at my office last month. We were trying to pick a new tag line, and we put 7 different suggestions on the walls around the room at the Xmas open house. We laughed about it being the opposite of an ice breaker (asking people to face the walls for a solo thinking exercise) but about 20 of the guests participated â???? some were highly engaged and wrote in new suggestions. The outcome was very informative, effectively ruling out several contenders that would have been a mistake. The results were surprisingly unambiguous (to the extent that it did make me wonder if later voters were falling into "group think").