Each team member is given 5 gold coins to invest in
one or more ideas generated by other team members.
If a team has part-time and/or associate members, it may choose
to give them a smaller amount of gold coins to make investment
decisions by full-time members more impactful.
As soon as all team members have shared their
solutions to a challenge, every team member can invest all
coins in one idea or split the coins across two or more ideas.
The coins allocated are then totalled. The idea with the most coins attached
is taken forward as the base idea. Ideas generated by other team
built around it.
An Innompic Team may also use gold coin cards
to select a team nominee for an
Award when required. For instance, at the end of the
1st Innompic Games,
the participating teams
were required to nominate one person for each of the "Best Innovator" and
"Brilliant Ideas" awards.
A team leader has one extra
coin. In case two or more ideas collect the same amount of coins,
the team leader uses his extra coin to define the winner.
In case the team members are rather learners than experienced
the team leader may have more than one extra coin to be able to influence
the team decision to a larger extent.
of Using Gold Coin Cards
Without coins, it takes much longer for a team leader to select the best
idea out of those submitted by 10 team members.Gradually, the team leader
gets tired and his/her idea assessment capabilities weaken.
With coins, the best ideas are selected by all team members much better and
much faster. The team leader retains freshness of his/her mind and makes
better contributions to team decisions.
Guidelines for Judges and Valuenteers
How to award Gold Coin Cards
Each Judge have a certain amount of
gold coins. Valuenteers will have a smaller
amount of coins each.
Judges and Valuenteers will invest half of their coins in a solution, a team
or a team member during the course of the Games and the
remaining half after the Games have been completed.
Each card should bear the name of
its distributor for assessment purposes. Usually, at training
events, the cards are multi-use ones. People write their names
Post-It notes that can be removed after the training.
1st Innompic Games,
world-changing event, the Gold Coin Cards were single-use.
Each person wrote his or her name directly on the back side of
each of his cards. After the Games, a copy of each named card
went to the Innompics museum.