Merge topic cards is here!

Merge topic cards is here!

Many of you have asked for the functionality to merge topic cards to consolidate voting on similar topics. Facilitators will now have the benefit of selecting topic cards and combining these into a new card which will include the original cards’ text and votes.

It’s best to merge any similar topics BEFORE voting, so that attendees do not vote more than once on the combined topic as the merge will  consolidate all earlier votes from the child topics.

To merge topic cards you need to:

  1. Click on ‘Merge’ in a new topic card.
  2. Select the cards in the topic column you wish to merge together by clicking on the central arrow.
  3. Enter text into the parent card and click ‘Merge Topics’ (Note: You cannot merge until you have entered text into the new ‘Parent’ topic)

Step 1 – Click on Merge

In the Topic column view, click on ‘Merge’ at the bottom right of a new topic card.

Click Merge

Step 2 – Select topic cards

Highlight the topic cards you wish to combine by clicking on the tick in the centre of each card. Click once more to deselect.

Step 3 – Type text into the parent card and click Merge Topics

Add text to the new parent topic card and click ‘Merge Topics’. All votes will be combined and the number of child topics will be displayed in the top right hand corner of the parent.

By clicking the number in the top right hand corner of the new parent card you can see the text and votes assigned to the original topics cards.

Please note:

  • Attendees who voted on the  original cards may  remove their vote from the parent card if required.
  • The topic cards merge is not reversible so please be sure to select the correct topics to merge.
  • Merge cards may be used even after discussion if you realise  you have already discussed something that has been entered into a different topic card.

We would very much appreciate any feed back on our updates. Please let us know if you use them and if they make your LCT experience better!

More time to vote

More time to vote

The way in which the voting to end or extend discussion time has now changed to give attendees more time to cast their votes.

User feedback suggested that the 5 second window to vote ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ was not sufficient to ensure that all attendees participated in the voting. Many Lean Coffee Table users run their sessions over video conferencing software and would struggle to switch back to the LCT board page and enter their vote in the time allotted.

The latest iteration of Lean Coffee Table allows participants to view the votes in real time. The facilitator can then determine if all votes are in, before moving to the next topic or adding more time to the current discussion.

We are always happy to receive your comments on our updates. Stay tuned for further functionality improvements.