DANGER – Why would you drive with your eyes closed?!

I had someone come into our office this morning. They wanted to know if I have ever used survey monkey.

Ideally, in a world where you have many options, I would have said yes. Since I know the person, I know he has already paid for a tool as part of his subscription to Office 365. If you have not guessed it already, it is Forms.

The conversation went something like this:

“Why would I use Forms? It is clunky and not as user friendly.”

To this I responded: “have you used it before?”

He said “no, but I have heard others complaining about it.”

No need to delve any further but the point I would like to make is that each one of us have a perception. Perception of what others may have used and commented. Newsflash. Like not all the five fingers are the same, the experience that you go through is not the same either! You need to try and experience what does the free-mium version of Survey Monkey, Typify and Forms offer.

Many are not aware that Forms enables them to conduct research ‘on the go’.

There are options like branching that enable you to move to a specific question should an answer be any different to the one you have anticipated in the line of questioning.

Moreover, the responses provide you with the opportunity to have a dashboard on the information collected. Personally, I love to see the analytics as it helps me identify my objective of the survey and how it has been dissected.

Last, it provides you with the alternative to share with others within the organisation as well as outside the organisation.

Why don’t you give it a try and tell me what is the one thing you would like it to improve?

Until next time – Adios

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