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 mere clutter. With XLeap Rating, facilitators and their groups can be precise in prioritizing by importance, urgency, seriousness or whatever the relevant criterion may be. Rating does not only establish priorities then and there. Normalized standard deviation also shows where the group is aligned, where consensus remains to be built and, if so, whether dissent runs through the group or, for instance, departments.
If the objective of the session is a consequential decision rather than tjust having talked about it, exact identification of dissent matters.
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, results can, of course, be exported to Excel for further expert analysis or presentation.