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14:50 Mar 26, 2007
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English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Management
English term or phrase: fist of five
Kontext: Präsentation zum Performance-Management
“Which of these 4 focus areas are most important to you right now? (Fist of five)”
“Which of these 3 Departments is most important to you right now? (Fist of five)”
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Kim Metzger

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Fist Of Five
Technique used to test for consent in a consensus decision making meeting. Since consensus prohibits voting, fist-of-five usually only comes after all discussion has completed. As such, it's mostly just a formality; but a way to test if there is still anyone who has unaddressed concerns.
1. One finger = serious concerns that have not been heard or addressed
2. Two fingers = still have unaddressed concerns
3. Three fingers = consent with major reservation
4. Four fingers = consent with slight reservation
5. Five fingers = full consent
Holding up zero fingers constitutes a Fist Block which is the strongest form of dissent.


Kim Metzger
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Mar 26, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Field (specific)Business/Commerce (general) » Management

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