Articles and Thoughts on Audience Response Applications

Sports Club Board Leadership Election

Streamlining Team and Club Voting

Every organization has a leadership team – whether that’s headed by a team captain or a club president. And while there are club apps and apps for team management, those don’t really address questions related club voting, let alone team or club roles and responsibilities. They’re more about scheduling events and managing member. The election of club officers remains an unsupported issue.

Corporate Training Management System

Capturing the Pulse of the Enterprise

The formal study of organizational culture is relatively young, dating back only to the 1950s. Even providing an organizational culture definition—that is, defining what you mean when talking about organizational culture—can be tricky. Organizational culture isn’t the same as organizational structure. Rather, it’s the attitude that holds together the structure, that lubricates the gears and, ideally, enables processes to occur without friction.

herd mentality electronic voting

Voting and Herd Mentality

Sheeple is basically defined as a derogatory noun referring to a group of people who are docile, foolish, and as easily led as a herd of sheep. Sheeple don’t think independently (indeed, some aficionados of the word don’t believe that sheeple think at all). Sheeple do what those around them do. Among sheeple, the herd is the mentality.

Student Senate Electronic Voting System

Student Senate Voting

So how is your student government or student union composed? Do you know? And what does student government really do for you? Sadly, some students think that student government is just an RPG that mimics Washington D.C. or state capitol politics. But in truth most student governments have a great deal of power.

Robert's Rules of Order in Board Meetings

Robert’s Rules of Order on Voting

One might think that two words on the subject of voting – yea or nay – would be enough, yet Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised devotes more than 6,000 words to the subject. Indeed, Article VIII of Roberts is all about voting, with 4,000 words dedicated to the main theme, another 300 or so words focused on “Votes that are Null and Void even if Unanimous,”

Plurality vs Majority Electronic Voting Rule

A Plurality by Any Other Name

When it comes to numbers, terms such as majority and minority are pretty well understood. Merriam Webster defines majority as “a number or percentage equaling more than half of a total” and minority as “the smaller in number of two groups constituting a whole” and goes on to qualify that by describing it as “a group having less than the number of votes necessary for control.”

Electronic Voting with Quorum

What Is a Quorum?

Do we have a quorum?
Anyone who’s ever attended a formal meeting where a binding vote is to be taken – from a town meeting or a board meeting to a session of the U.S. Senate or the British House of Lords – has heard that question. But what does it mean? What is a quorum? We have to know the answer to that question before we can determine whether we have a quorum.