The OptionFinder System is a combination of the software and interactive wireless keypads used to improve group communications in face-to-face meetings. The keypads are handed out to meeting participants. The way OptionFinder works is simple. During the course of a meeting keypads are distributed to participants. Our staff then poses a question to the participants along with a set of response choices, both of which are projected onto a screen. Participants then press the corresponding number on their keypad as their response. The OptionFinder software then takes the keypad responses and instantly graphs the results. These graphs can either be presented during the meeting or at a later time. One of the great things about the OptionFinder System is that it can be used in large groups of 1,000 or more, or be scaled all the way down to groups of 10 or less.
The OptionFinder advantage: Anonymity, Speed, Customization
OptionFinder retains the anonymous nature of both an internet survey and a paper-and-pencil survey. In confidential or controversial matters OptionFinder can be used as a tool to gather data anonymously, and therefore increase the accuracy of the responses.
During an OptionFinder session, results are calculated immediately. This means that survey results are available for instant feedback. This allows votes can be shown instantaneously and the results can be complied immediately for quick review.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of OptionFinder lies in the ability to customize questions on-the-fly. Questions can be added on-site, between groups, or during a session. This can be useful when it comes to dealing with unexpected issues. Instead of commissioning another survey, simply add the new question.
The OptionFinder service adds an element of objectivity and speed that is often unattainable by conventional facilitation methods. It also serves as an excellent tool for conducting surveys or market research.
The benefits are numerous and the applications are virtually endless. The OptionFinder session is easily adapted to any group or activity.