Examine different ways to use comparison charts. List all the possible options and then view them against maybe just two columns: pros and cons. Compare your options against all the criteria. Your criteria might include things like risk, profit, growth, company image, effect on morale, investment required, etc. Then, within the chart you can put descriptive information or just high/low or values or scores, as basis for you or the group to decide.
- So, if we want to make a decision…that has a lot of options and maybe lots of factors…pulling us in different directions,…a mind map is quite a good way to look at all that,…spread out on the page in front of you.…But a more organized way to start comparing the options…would be to have some sort of table or chart.…We want the options to be visible,…but also to sort the factors into the pros and cons…for each choice.…The simplest way would be to list all of the options…and just have two columns, the pros and cons.…
So, we have the options listed…and we just have two columns, the pros and the cons.…Now, the pros of one option might be the cons of the others.…For example, one will be cheaper…and the others will be more expensive.…So, you might just need one column…for the advantages of each choice.…You would just have the advantages…of each choice down there.…So, for my dilemma for whether…to get the car or the motorbike,…I could just list the advantages of the car…and the advantages of the bike.…
So, we have car and bike.…
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