Reinventing Face-to-Face Meetings
In a well-run traditional meeting, participants individually voice ideas while a facilitator tries to capture them on a flip chart, one-by-one.
In a TAGS meeting, participants simultaneously contribute ideas with our easy-to-use software on a network of computers. All ideas immediately post to an electronic flip chart displayed on each person's computer and on a large screen at the front of the room. Participants build on others' ideas and continue to offer new ideas in their own words and with complete anonymity.
Using a mixture of group discussion and TAGS tools, participants can categorize and prioritize ideas, use electronic "ballots" to anonymously indicate their level of support for each idea, view tabulated results on-screen, and discuss results in an effort to reach consensus.
This technology does not replace expert mediation skills and human interaction among participants in a face-to-face meeting. Instead, the mediator uses this technology to enhance participant interaction and outcome.