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Ranker is a complementary tool to Dot Collector and PrinciplesYOU in building a pointillistic picture of a person. While Dot Collector enables users to provide ongoing, real-time micro-feedback to one another, Ranker allows you to share your periodic and synthesized feedback with others. This contributes to a richer understanding of the particular and relative expertise of each employee. Ranks are given from one person to another on an attribute with an associated score.
Ranker exists as a standalone tool in the Principles Suite, and as well as a ranking capability (as a question type) within Dot Collector. Both ways of ranking flow through to About Me and are captured as a separate data stream called Ranks (alongside Dots and Tests) in the “Picture of You” view. For a Rank on an attribute to appear in “Picture of You,” you must have been ranked by at least 3 different people. Only the most recent rank from each author will be considered when calculating the aggregate score and recency will be factored into the calculation, i.e. ranks from 6 months ago will weigh significantly more than ranks from 3 years ago (and by year 4, the weight is almost zero).
How-To Rank using Ranker
Pick an attribute from the drop-down list (one at a time) and add the people you’d like to rank to your list using the search functionality. Drag and drop the individual names into the Ranking grid with a corresponding 1-10 score. You can place multiple individuals in the same row (with the same rank). If you’re ranking on multiple attributes, you can select from the dropdown list or navigate to the next attribute by clicking “Next” at the bottom of the left-side panel. This will follow the same order of attributes as the dropdown list. Note that your rank will be captured in our system as soon as you place an individual in the Ranking grid - you will not be prompted to confirm or submit.
How-To Rank using Dot Collector
You can rank participants in a meeting using the “Rank” question type. As the Meeting RP or the Navigator, navigate to the “Manage Questions” view by selecting “Add a Question” from the “Actions” dropdown (or as a Participant, select “Suggest a Question). Select “Rank” from the question type dropdown (this will be auto-populated as “Freeform” when you first pull up the Manage Questions view). Fill in the “Rank” question type details by selecting an attribute and people (two or more) to rank. Note that you can select a person to rank who is not a meeting participant at the time, but adding them to the list will also add them as a participant to your meeting once you publish your question. Once you’re done, select “Publish to Section #” and finalize by selecting “Save Meeting.”
Your “Rank” question will be published to the meeting like any other question - meeting participants will be notified of a new question in their queue with an icon within the “Questions” tab. To complete the “Rank” exercise, drag and drop the individual names into the Ranking grid with a corresponding 1-10 score. You can place multiple individuals in the same row (with the same rank). You can optionally skip ranking by selecting “I don’t have a clue.” When you’re done, click “Submit.” You can edit your submission by selecting “Edit” next to the question number dropdown. The responses will be displayed in a grid with subjects on the x-axis and authors on the y-axis. The average rank of all responses will be displayed under each subject’s name (with a separate row for Believability-Weighted averages if applicable for your group or organization).