You can discuss multiple topics in parallel. Everybody focuses on the topics which concern them most and on which they really have something to 'say'.
All contribute simultaneously. No one needs to wait their turn to speak, or an opportunity to respond, or permission to ask a question.
Grant anonymity and make it easy to 'speak out', keep an open mind and judge arguments by their merit. You can ask participants to choose a 'team' by which contributions are then tagged. Tagging by 'team' leaves personal anonymity untouched. Named discussion is also possible.
Add one or several discussion topics with the 'plus' button. Or copy promising ideas, or prioritized suggestions, supposed facts or solutions you want to understand better. Or anything you want to drill into or expand on.
Participants usually navigate the topics independently. They focus on topics which are of concern to them or where they have something particular to contribute. The contribution counters on the topics facilitate navigation. They show the total number of contributions and how many of these the person in question has not yet read.
Discussing the topics
Click on a topic opens it for discussion. Contributions are immediately visible to all who can respond directly with an argument or a question. 'Responses' are shown indented to the contribution they refer to and are, in turn, immediately avaialable to be answered or questioned.
The exchange of arguments brings out the views, knowledge and insights of all participants and engages everyone. This includes the quieter types whose views would be in danger of going unheard in a conventional oral discussion.
Lines of arguments become clear. If contributions are tagged by 'team', similarities or differences which run across departments, divisions or geographical areas can easily be seen.
A MeetingSphere Discussion makes the best use of participants' time. It is the tool of choice when groups need to understand the 'why' and 'what' of a situation or view or need to exchange knowledge, for instance, prior to rating.
Documentation - Export
All contributions are, of course, included in the Word Report, which you can generate by pushing a button.