Why all the rules?

When you qvest, you have to follow a set of ground rules.
It’s the rules that make it a Qvest. So when you wonder - or people ask - why participants can only ask one start question, or why there has to be a well defined Qvest Topic, know that there’s a reason for everything!

Qvest is quick, easy and fun

Network of participants


Because it takes a group to qvest, and because 500 is the number of people human beings are capable of recognizing.

The ideal maximum is 150, because that’s when we stop feeling committed and connected to our group co-members. And we want people to commit and connect when they qvest.


Time frame
3-5 days

Because it’s a quest - not a life journey. When people qvest they have a destination. And we want people to reach their destination before they tire out.

3 simple rules pave the way for project success


A well-defined topic

Qvest admin must: 1) choose a Qvest topic that matters to participants, and 2) use the Qvest tool to let participants know what they’ll be qvesting about and why.

Because a clear and relevant topic motivates participants to engage in the Qvest.

Qvest cards

An equal starting point

In a Qvest each participant has the right to ask 1 question of 1 co-participant of their own choice. Only 1 question and only 1 co-participant.

Because, when participants know that one of their co-participants have selected them to answer their question, they know it’s their responsibility to respond.


A democratic distribution principle

When a participant has received and answered a question, he gets to ask a new question to a new participant of his own choice. Only the participants who receive and answer questions get to ask new questions.

Because no one knows better who and what is important to a context than the people being part of it. When the Qvest closes participants get access to the output. No more black box. Qvest moves people with data.

Network illustration