About Litmus Tests
It is used where the subject on which we are seeking views is more suited to a discussion.
The difference between this process and a more conventional consultation is related to the extent to which the idea or issue has been developed, and sometimes the degree of freedom within the subject on which we are consulting.
We are using the term Litmus Test as a nickname for this consensus forming process.
The name is drawn from the use of the litmus test in chemistry as an indicator of acidity or alkalinity.