MeetingSphere Rating supports all customary rating methods. It consists of a family of interrelated workspaces, namely rating sheets, results tables and charts by which groups can
assess ideas, opinions, facts (or whatever) by multiple criteria
make consensus or dissent visible
directly in the meeting. The results of rating are available immediately both as results tables and as charts. This lets you to focus on what is most promising, urgent or important instead of wasting time on lesser topics.
After rating, you'll know where you agree. If you disagree on certain items, this may be nothing to worry about. If it matters, you may want to pause and spend a minute or two on why you are apart.
MeetingSphere's rating sheets list any number of items for rating. Rate items could be products, or quotations or the ideas (facts, suggestions) of a prior brainstorming session. You paste items to the rating sheet or create them one-by-one.
The rating method is up to you as MeetingSphere provides all customary rating methods, namely
With MeetingSphere One, you can rate any list of items on up to 3 criteria, for instance, 'effectiveness', 'feasibility' and 'cost'. MeetingSphere Pro supports any number of criteria.
Anomymity. Usually, you'll rate with full anonymity, simply to get the most honest assessment.
Rating 'by team'. Sometimes it makes sense to pick a team before you submit your rating sheets so you can analyse the results 'by team'. Personal anonymity remains assured.
MeetingSphere delivers the results of your rating instantly. Whether you and your group prefer to use tables or charts, appraisal of the results usually centers on three questions:
What are the top-scoring items?
What items are irrelevant for the purpose of this meeting?
Where do we (dis)agree?
(Single) Results tables
Results tables not only give the mean rating but also how many participants have selected any particular value.
You can highlight dissent, by marking up high values for (normalized) Standard Deviation.
If you have let participants pick 'teams', results can be analyzed by 'team' or between 'teams'.
Results table for rating by numeric scale
Multi-criteria results table are created if items are rated on more than one criterion, for instance, 'Importance', 'Urgency' and 'Feasibility'. This enables e.g. utility analyses whose results can be discussed directly in the meeting, often accelerating decision making significantly.
MeetingSphere Pro supports the real-time calculation of indicator values from ratings. For instance, in risk assessments 'risk' can be calculated from the ratings on 'Impact' and 'Likelihood'. The appraisal of results can also be facilitated by coloring cells based on thresholds and suitable color schemes. Groups can draw conclusions then and there or commission further research with a sharp focus on what is really relevant.
Multi-criteria results table with calculated column and threshold analysis
Results charts represent the results of ratings graphically: Ratings on one criterion are given as bar charts or, for budget allocation, pie charts.
Ratings on multiple criteria produce cartesian graphs. A third dataline (criterion) can be visualized as 'bubble size'. Since users of MeetingSphere Pro can rate items on more than three criteria and add indicator columns, they can add multiple charts per table to display all relevant data graphically.
The number of items per chart can be set. Items can also be viewed by 'folder' (category).
When rating has occurred 'by team' results charts can be analyzed by team. In this case, data points are color coded by team instead of item.
Documentation - Export
Results tables and charts are included in the Word Report, which you can create by pushing a button.
You can customize this so that
only a specified top or bottom range of results is included
results are given by 'team' (when rating has occurred with 'team' tags)
The export of results tables to Excel is also push-button.