Your agency may be required to develop a strong, forward-thinking, well-informed plan for its future. Your research may require you to conduct a needs assessment, or to survey hundreds of individuals on a particular topic. Your community may have an opportunity to improve its services to its members. Seeking the input of many stakeholders can be a strength when you are developing a shared agenda or a common goal. Different perspectives, insights, and observations make plans, assessments and research efforts richer and more robust.
Sometimes seeking the input of many individuals can be a challenge. But balancing the opinions and observations of a range of individuals can lead to "group wisdom" if you have the tools to gather and organize the different perspectives. To get true group wisdom, you need to seek diversity of thought, record the independent contributions of many, and apply tools for aggregating and prioritizing the ideas. You need Concept Systems' CS Global MAX© software.
CS Global MAX© gives you the ability to collect ideas and opinions on a topic from any number of independent stakeholders, and quickly integrate the ideas into a series of easy-to-read graphics.
CSI builds its unique approach on typical social research activities - identifying the problem, gathering input, prioritizing that input, and using the results. Many organizations go through that process, but the results do not always serve the organization's needs. Why? Gaps in the process, limited engagement of stakeholders, lack of reliable data on priorities, inefficiency in reporting, and ineffective use of limited stakeholder time.
CSI's CS Global MAX© software solves this problem by engaging participants quickly, efficiently, and individually. The software captures all of the group's ideas and quickly analyzes them, integrating them with graphics and reports that give the organization solid, current data to move forward with decision-making, prioritizing, and action.
Most group productivity software helps with collecting ideas, but CS Global MAX© does much more. It is the only effective software tool for organizing the ideas according to the perceptions of stakeholders, and making them easy to use. This allows you to track a project over time so you can be sure you're addressing the issues and meeting your goals.
A survey is a good tool when you know exactly what to ask, but what if you're not sure? What if you're trying to find out what you don't yet know to ask? CS Global MAX© gives organizations a reliable method for uncovering the issues they need to consider, and rapidly turns that information into a survey instrument - after they've taken the important step of discovering the right questions.
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