Something PopMay 18, 2014
Have you ever found that despite your best efforts to make an informed decision through pros-and-cons lists, extensive research and excessive consultation, you still sometimes make the wrong choice? With so many seemingly subjective factors affecting decision-making, it is challenging to quantify a decision.
Something pop (http://www.somethingpop.com/#landing) is a free web tool designed by Ben Gimpert to quantify your decision-making process, giving you the ability to make objective decisions based your preferences.
Take for example, you are trying to decide whether to set up a program for young people in location A or location B. You can set up a list of priorities – transport availability, population of young people, access to other support services, cost – and assign each a weighted percentage equal to its relative importance for you.
You then ‘grade’ each option you currently have based on its performances in your priorities.
Then, voilà! It informs you that location B and C far outweigh location A.
Decision-making has probably never been easier. The website is free, and you can customise your priorities, options and rankings so why not give it a go?