This tool attempts to compare two options at a time to see which is best until one “best” option emerges.
- Develop a list of strategies.
- Ask the group to compare each strategy to every other strategy in terms of all criteria simultaneously.
- Continue to do this until each strategy has been compared against every other strategy. This will produce a rank ordered list.
Be sure to allow sufficient time in advance for discussion of every strategy before votes are taken. Invite people to speak for or against strategies, or encourage everyone to discuss the pros and cons or advantages and disadvantages of each item.