Now that part I of the book is out, I’ve been using the #next-steps channel in the Agendashift Slack both to share plans for part II and to discuss enhancements to the online tools. I’ll blog about part II soon; this post is about a new feature that addresses a quite frequently-expressed need.
The basic need is the ability to analyse survey results in finer detail, reporting on different sub-populations – managers and staff, different teams, different roles, different projects, and so on.
There is already a crude way to achieve this, conducte multiple surveys and aggregate the results afterwards. It has two drawbacks however:
- The UI is very crude (it involves URL hacking)
- It works only if the populations are surveyed separately. That’s not always possible, it requires forethought, and it adds significant administrative overhead
Point 1 is of course fixable, but point 2 may not be. A different kind of solution is required.
Now, survey administrators and participants may ‘tag’ their assessments, as many tags as they like:
And in the charts view, assessments may be included or excluded by tag:
You could, for example, include all assessments tagged for a given department, but exclude assessments tagged for certain roles.