Management’s Dumb Questionnaire!!
Its been time, technology is far more better, humanly interactive and it has been quite a time for it being here, but I guess people aren’t still acquainted with the technology or is it just that they don’t make an effort to search for an optimum solution? I think I would rather presume the latter part to be more enforcing. Recently a colleague of mine sent me a Questionnaire asking me to fill it up it was for her Marketing Research Project! wow!!. Well I was excited but had the fear that it could be another attached Microsoft Word Document, and each time I get my intuition going better and better…There are hell lot of solutions on the internet through which you could easily build a Questionnaire and distribute, without people asking you- “..PLEASE, SPEND 10 MIN. OF YOUR TIME..” for a thing that could have been done in less than 3 minutes of time! Why I ask? Well for those who are still thinking what I’m talking about or in better words – solutions for Questionnaires/Polls/Statistical Questions -
- Socrata : Social Data Network. One of the most advanced data creation, collection and management tool.
- Google Docs : One of the most used by me, as all the data gets stored as Excel sheet, Automatic graphs based on data.
- Free Online Surveys : Free Solution for your survey or Quiz needs. Quite an apet
- FormSite : A free and easy to use solution
<DING> I was writing this article and guess what? Well I received another Question a part of one more Questionnaire, hopefully I was successful in stopping the transfer that could have taken my mind for answering those questions on chat, rather I offered help to make that dull chat session into a simply exciting good looking web based questionnaire using Google Docs, and guess we did!! and we got 35 responses in just 18 hours. There was one another Questionnaire which I made for my junior, which was about 12 pages in length of Microsoft Word format. I still remember it was midnight when I working on it, and till that time she hadn’t got a single response from it. And the very next day even before it was 9 in the night, she had 62 responses right in the excel sheet waiting for to lay her hands on it.
Still the practice, the.. information, the.. simple technological usage that could be easily disseminated among the students, among interns still remains hidden from the most of the world. Well, I hope this article does what is necessary.