Easily involve teams in decision-making with our improved Voting

  • 14 October 2021
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Hello, Miro Community! We are excited to share that today we have launched a new and improved voting experience to help you easily involve teams in decision-making. 

With Miro’s improved voting app, we’ve made it easier and faster for meeting and workshop facilitators to get a sense of how the group feels about a variety of options.

  • Quick and easy for facilitators as well as participants

  • Customize the voting process by selecting specific objects to vote on 

  • Voting results are visible within just a few seconds after the session ends

Visit the Help Center to learn more and use voting to make sure everyone has a voice.

Jennifer Yzelman 7 months ago

Hi community,

 

Before you go off to spend the holiday season with your loved ones, we wanted to share some good news about voting! :snowman:

We’ve been working hard on making improvements to the voting experience based on the feedback you provided like easier setup of selection of objects to vote on and more customization of your voting session.

 

As part of this ongoing effort, we’re excited that we’ve already released the following updates:

  • Edit the session name once voting is done

  • Give a maximum of 99 votes per participant

 

Stay tuned as we make further improvements to voting to help you better involve teams in decision making, including increasing the duration of your voting session to a maximum of 9 days and ability to save voting sessions for later.

 

We look forward to continuing working with you in 2022!

 

Happy holidays :christmas_tree::sparkles:

Jenny

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Hello Jennifer!

I’ve just tried the new voting option and I have a question: Is the time-limit option “downgraded” to 99 minutes? I’ve been using this feature for a very long time on boards that need active voting over 48/72 hours.

Maybe I’m missing something? I would like to keep using that feature but with that new limit It’s not useful in my case.

Thanks!

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Hi Armando,

Thanks for your message. With the new voting you can indeed only set up a voting session for a maximum of 99 minutes. After investigation we saw that the number of voting sessions for longer than 99 minutes were very small and therefore decided to first solve for ease and speed of voting sessions. 

I’ll pass on your feedback to our teams about the need for voting sessions longer than 99 minutes.

 

Best

Jennifer

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@Jennifer Yzelman :

Months ago we (many users of the community including @Kiron Bondale  and myself) forwarded the 99 minute maximum in the timer to the support.

Can you give us any updates … it would be great if you can give us any answers to this :pray:

Michael

With the new Voting feature, it only allows the voting session to be ‘live’ for max. 99 mins. That’s very different with the previous version where we can have it for days. How can we adjust the setting so that we can have the voting session to last longer (say 24 / 48h)? 

Also, how can we hide the voting results after the voting session is over?

Appreciate if you could help with the above as soon as possible, as we are having another WS in less than 36 hours...Cheers!

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While the ability to select items on which to vote is improved, I REALLY miss two aspects of voting that now seem gone:

  1. The ability to pre-configure a voting session (save for later)
  2. The ability to name a voting session

I use Miro for workshops of up to 16h (over several days). One of my workshop boards has over 150 pre-configured frames, with up to 25 breakout exercises running over 5 ‘table teams’.  Another has over 125 over 5 table teams with slightly fewer breakouts.

Having voting sessions pre-configured for those parts of the workshop where students are indicating preferences makes for MUCH better flow - vs them having to watch me configure a voting session.

Being able to name a saved session helps for later quick access and reference to that specific session, rather than having to hunt and peck … “was that one Voting 5?  or Voting 7?”

Honestly, this degrades the voting function to about the level that simply having students use the pen and place dots on stickies could be more useful.

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YES @Bernie - These are critical losses.  I had a near disaster in my last session when I discovered that voting had changed and my previously set up voting session no longer existed.

Userlevel 1

Hello,

I echo that the time limit is an important and very disappointing DOWNGRADE. Not only that, but I’m in the middle of firefighting with a team who expected to have the weekend prior to a leadership meeting to complete this voting.

With zoom fatigue, it is extremely helpful to allow team the advance time to vote on issues so we can use the in-person time for discussions.

Please re-evaluate. I’m also curious where I should have heard that this was coming??? Did I miss an email? I would suggest that a downgrade of the service should have been made more obvious in advance.

In general, I love the platform, but this is a big issue for my teams.

Thank you!

Kathy

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Hello,

I echo that the time limit is an important and very disappointing DOWNGRADE. Not only that, but I’m in the middle of firefighting with a team who expected to have the weekend prior to a leadership meeting to complete this voting.

With zoom fatigue, it is extremely helpful to allow team the advance time to vote on issues so we can use the in-person time for discussions.

Please re-evaluate. I’m also curious where I should have heard that this was coming??? Did I miss an email? I would suggest that a downgrade of the service should have been made more obvious in advance.

In general, I love the platform, but this is a big issue for my teams.

Thank you!

Kathy

...and, I should have said that the loss of the ability to preconfigure the vote is also problematic.

These voting features were both super-critical. Thank you!

Userlevel 1

Hello, Miro Community! We are excited to share that today we have launched a new and improved voting experience to help you easily involve teams in decision-making. 

With Miro’s improved voting app, we’ve made it easier and faster for meeting and workshop facilitators to get a sense of how the group feels about a variety of options.

  • Quick and easy for facilitators as well as participants

  • Customize the voting process by selecting specific objects to vote on 

  • Voting results are visible within just a few seconds after the session ends

Visit the Help Center to learn more and use voting to make sure everyone has a voice.

Hi, I just used this new version in real-time with a team and it did not work. As soon as I clicked on the Miro board, the results flashed for a second then disappeared. Since the developers deleted the ability to pull up past votes, everything was lost with the team on zoom. Not great to say the least.

The voting app was terrific as it was. This experience this week with Miro has put me in a tough position with my client.

  1. The advanced voting was very useful, this is particularly true when a team is moving between tools during a meeting. Very helpful to simply pull up the vote results.
  2. The ability to setup a vote in advance was very useful.
  3. The ability to pull back up previous votes was very useful.
  4. The ability to select various types of objects in a range, versus clicking each one was very useful (although this is the least of the losses).
  5. Learning about all the changes when in real-time with a client was damaging.

Thank you for considering.

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@Kim Roth Howe @Paradox Venture Partners and all who read this thread subsequently, please upvote my wish list suggestions to restore these abilities 

Save for later

Name session

 

And, Oh, by the way, this ability to ‘pre set voting’ was introduced as a feature a year ago as documented here.

Userlevel 2

Hey Everyone, 

Thanks so much for the feedback.

Long voting sessions 
As @Jennifer Yzelman mentioned the number of voting sessions that are over 99 mins are very low thats why we prioritized other functionality above this one - however we've heard your feedback and will evaluate if it makes sense to re-prioritize this against other improvements. 

Save for later
Regarding the save for later functionality, this will be available in one of our future iterations, so stay tuned. In the meantime please give us feedback on the ease and speed of setting up voting - our goal is for set up to be so fast and easy that you can easily do it on the fly during your meeting. 

Editing voting session names 
This functionality will be available in future iterations as well, stay tuned. 

 

Userlevel 2

Hey @Paradox Venture Partners, thanks for your feedback! I'd love to double click on some of your feedback, do you mind sending me an email at julia.r@miro.com so I can follow up with some questions?

Regarding being able to pull up previous results, this is available - all previous results should be available on the board you have done a voting session on. 

Userlevel 3

Thanks, @julia_rudge .  

The setup itself is reasonably easy.  For my regular uses, changing the number of votes directly, rather than through +/- increments as now built, was easier.  Also, my general default time is 1 minute for voting sessions in workshops.  On *rare* occasions, I have wished for the ability to set both minutes and seconds - but see no persistent or prominent need for the seconds increment.

 

The range selection of items for which to vote generally worked well before.  The individual selection now is a lot more precise AND COULD BE ONEROUS when there are a large number of items on which to vote.  This burden is amplified by the in ability to ‘save for later’ being removed.

While simpler, this new voting system is not as robust as the old voting system that allows the user more control over what items are to be voted on and the time frame to vote.  Ninety-nine minutes is not enough time to work with GEOs or partners who work/live in a different timezone. We need a global timeframe, the four-day vote was a better system. And, yes, maybe the numbers show that not as many corps or people used the four-day feature, but then, a lot of us are just now finding MIRO so maybe this needs to be reevaluated post pandemic? 

Hi @Jennifer Yzelman ! 

One feature I miss in the voting functionality is the ability to choose which participants to include in the voting.

We are several agile teams in one agile-framework board. When we do sprint planning we split up in the different teams but we still work in the same board. I really would like to be able to start a voting session with only specific members who are in the board, as it will be a bit chaotic if different scrum masters start voting sessions and everyone in the board is invited every time. 

Thanks

Loosing the ability to prepare voting sessions and to name them is a major loss ! 

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I’m also NOT liking that when I want to see the full results of a voting session, it scales out and shows the whole board (all frames).  With 120+ frames in some of my classes, and voting only in one frame, Oh my, there’s little hope of seeing what actually happened.

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Hi @Måns Klevar thanks for sharing your input. I’ll pass on this feedback to the team.

 

Have a great day,

Jennifer

I guess this really killed it for me :( After breaking my workshop with bugs in the old voting plugin (not all shapes visible, not everyone able to vote) and now this downgrade….

I LOVE MIRO, but now I have to go for MURAL I am afraid… also for the long awaited “private-mode” feature that is for some reason not being prioritized at Miro…


See you later!

 

 

Userlevel 3

Hi everyone, thanks for all of your feedback! 

Please note that we’re working on processing all of your input and trying to come up with solutions.

Stay tuned on this as we’ll be posting some updates right before the holiday period! 

Best,

Jennifer

Hi @Jennifer Yzelman thanks for the quick update! Can you let us know how exactly this update is going to look like to estimate if it will still be possible for me to stick to Miro, as my next workshop will be in January.

Thanks a lot

 

Florian

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Hi @Florian Feichtinger 

I’d like to better understand your issues with voting when you say “Not all shapes visible”, “Not everyone able to vote” - so I can see how we can best solve this (either with existing capabilities or the ones coming soon). I’ll be sending you a message. 

 

Thanks

Userlevel 3

Hi community,

 

Before you go off to spend the holiday season with your loved ones, we wanted to share some good news about voting! :snowman:

We’ve been working hard on making improvements to the voting experience based on the feedback you provided like easier setup of selection of objects to vote on and more customization of your voting session.

 

As part of this ongoing effort, we’re excited that we’ve already released the following updates:

  • Edit the session name once voting is done

  • Give a maximum of 99 votes per participant

 

Stay tuned as we make further improvements to voting to help you better involve teams in decision making, including increasing the duration of your voting session to a maximum of 9 days and ability to save voting sessions for later.

 

We look forward to continuing working with you in 2022!

 

Happy holidays :christmas_tree::sparkles:

Jenny

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Thanks @Jennifer Yzelman - 

I’m looking forward to these enhancements!

Kiron

Userlevel 3

The key benefit of a long voting session is this lends itself well to asynchronous working. 

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