Power Tools and Courses These tools and courses help focus your innovation sessions and improve your overall results. Thanks for requesting this FREE tool! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF Download Our Free 'STAR' Tool ‘Star’ is the ideal tool for converging many options quickly, whether you’re working alone or with a group of 100! How to Star: Give each person a specific number of votes A general guideline is to narrow the list to 20% of the total Have participants review all of the options generated Ask participants to indicate which options they think suggest a worthwhile direction by starring the item with a sticker or a mark When to star: When you have many divergent options To narrow down a huge group to a fraction of the total To focus on the items you like best Here’s a way to narrow down a lot of ideas quickly and reduce the phenomenon known as ‘group think.’ Think of it as an advanced ‘star’ technique! How to read it/write it/stick it: Have participants review all the options (Read it) and write down those they like (Write it) on a piece of paper, in a notebook or on a series of post-it notes Give participants a quota of items they may select, then have participants review their choices and select their top options, writing them on post-its Place the notes (Stick it) on a common flip chart for the group to review When to read it/write it/stick it To narrow down a huge group of options to a fraction of the total To focus on the options you like best To eliminate ‘group think’ DOWNLOAD PDF You have successfully subscribed! Enjoy your download! New & Improved is committed to protecting your privacy. Your personal information will only be used to send updates from New & Improved.