XLeap Group Decision Support System
In short: With XLeap, relevant information and opinions are shared honestly and judged on merit. Groups can generate and process astonishing amounts of information, very fast.
The good news is that, given the right tools, groups are quite good at distinguishing what is relevant for a situation from what is mere clutter. With XLeap Rating, facilitators and their groups can be precise in prioritizing issues by importance, urgency, seriousness, or whatever the relevant criterion may be. Rating not only establishes priorities then and there: A normalized standard deviation also shows where the group is aligned, where consensus remains to be built, and if so whether dissent runs through the entire group or, for instance, between particular departments.
If the objective of the session is to make a significant decision rather than just having discussions about a topic, exact identification of dissent matters. This clarity allows for addressing specific concerns and hesitations on decision making.
With XLeap, such utility analysis becomes an integral part of facilitation. Participants rate selected items on relevant criteria. If the group is to make the decision, sophisticated analysis can occur then and there, complete with graphics, weighting of criteria, real-time calculation of indicator values (e.g., likelihood x impact = risk) and threshold analysis.
If the group is tasked with informing the decision making of others (e.g., top management), XLeap session results can, of course, be exported to Word or Excel Excel for further expert analysis, review, or presentations.