Stakeholder groups are discrete interest groups present in the voting session. Participants categorize themselves as belonging to a Stakeholder group, by self-identifying using their keypads. Results from voting can be broken down by stakeholder group, either in the voting session or in the post-meeting reporting.
Examples of stakeholder groups in a business setting might be:
|Department:||Accounting, HR, IT, Sales, Production, R&D, Logistics, etc.|
|Region:||North, South, East, West|
|Management Level:||Director, Manager, Supervisor, etc.|
Ballot can support multiple stakeholder definitions, so that a participant could, for example, identify himself or herself as an HR Director from the Northern Region. However, reporting can be performed on only one stakeholder group at a time.
Note: As a major premise of the effectiveness of BPS Resolver Ballot is anonymous voting, it is important to design stakeholder groups to protect that anonymity. In the example above, if there were four persons each from the North, South and East divisions but only one from the West, the anonymity would be compromised in the reporting.