Tips for Prioritizing
Stakeholder feedback can support our selection of prioritized, manageable next steps that will make the most difference to those we serve and drive the results we aim to achieve. The tips below help leaders solicit perceptions on urgency and impact of next steps.
USE FEEDBACK TO PRIORITIZE
- In a face-to-face discussion about feedback, ask participants to prioritize what would be most impactful and/or urgent to improve and:
- Provide each participant with a limited number of colored dots and ask them to use the dots to mark their priority actions. In place of colored dot stickers, you could ask that people draw a star next to their priority actions, with a limit on how many stars they can draw.
- Place options on posters around the room and ask participants to move and stand near their highest priority action.
- Engage smaller groups within the large group to come to consensus on a limited number of priority actions and report out their recommendations to the whole group.
- Sometimes, our organizational culture, timeframe, or other constraints might lead you to employ digital tools to gather feedback to prioritize. If so, ask participants to prioritize what would be most impactful and/or urgent to improve and:
- Record their priority actions in a shared online document.
- Select their priority actions in an online survey tool.