When people generate a range of possible solutions it is inevitable that they start to develop loyalty towards certain options. So you need an objective and flexible method to help them choose the best solution, while retaining the commitment of those whose preferred choice is not selected.
The Merit matrix is a superb tool for comparing widely different options, which can be used very effectively with 'must have' and 'should have' criteria. Follow the steps in this tool to make the process successful.
- To help participants objectively assess the merits of a range of possible solutions to choose the best option.