Here are some possible ways to use polls:
1. To test knowledge and what people have absorbed. It could be a multiple choice format. For example, which is true - a, b, c, or d (a and c)
2. To solicit input - i.e. What do you prefer? or
3. To gauge agreement - i.e. How much do you agree (strongly, somewhat, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree)
4. To get feedback - similar to polls you may get people to choose an emoji which represents how they feel as they are going off to lunch.
5. To consider what's next - i.e. What do you think will be the outcome? a. b, c, c etc.
What has been your experience with polls? How do you incorporate them into your work?
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