Evaluation poll in Slack: Open Agora’s new feature

Evaluation poll in Slack

Always with the objective of improving our application and giving you an even more efficient tool, we keep adding new features regularly. Thus, the latest innovation is the evaluation poll for Slack.

How to do a evaluation poll in Slack with Open Agora?

Evaluation poll in Slack with Open Agora

In our new update, we propose a new type of poll: the evaluation poll. This new feature allows you to conduct polls where each answer or choice is evaluated. It is also possible to conduct polls by scoring without choice.

To create a evaluation poll in Slack is very simple. First of all, you have to install the Open Agora application in your space. Then, you will be able to create a poll by typing /agora in your message bar and by filling in a dialog box. If you wish to take a evaluation poll without choice, simply fill in the “Poll title” box with your question.

Once your poll is ready, you can click on “Create”. From there, a private message appears on your channel. It is visible only to you. Click on the “Score evaluation” button and choose the scale that suits you from the drop-down menu. To choose the most appropriate scale, we have prepared a short guide ⬇️

The last step will be to click on “Publish”. This will create your evaluation poll.

Evaluation Poll in Slack

This system is close to the traditional majority vote in its functioning but it is much richer and more precise in the results calculation. Indeed, we assign specific points to the different options, these points can be negative or positive. This allows us to calculate clear results that highlight the opinion of voters.

In addition, the evaluation poll can be used for a variety of purposes. We have therefore chosen 6 rating scales in order to meet the maximum number of needs and situations. To help you find inspiration and to illustrate when to use this type of poll, we have examples of use for each alternative.

To understand better how the results of the Slack evaluation poll are calculated, we suggest you read our article on the majority judgment:

Understanding Majority Judgement

From 0 to 5 and from 1 to 10

Let’s start with a classic! Evaluation scales are very often used, they can be found everywhere, especially in schools. They make it possible to quantify the degree to which they agree with the choices.

Even if respondents are already very comfortable with this system, it is important to inform, in the legend, the meaning of the scores: often the score 0 or 1 expresses a very low level of satisfaction and the score 5 reflects a high level of satisfaction.

Another thing is that the scale from 1 to 10 can allow respondents to give a more accurate result because it has a larger measurement range.

This type of scale is frequently used to measure customer satisfaction. Here are some examples of questions that can be asked:

  • On a scale of 0 to 5, how satisfied are you?
  • On a scale of 0 to 5, does the product meet your expectations?
  • How would you rate your global experience?
How to do a evaluation poll in Slack?

De ⭐ à ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stars are also a classic feature of evaluation polls. From one to 5 stars, they are very general and can be used for any type of question. It is possible to use them to note the characteristics of a product, the importance of an option or after an event:

  • What are the priority features for the new update?
  • Evaluate the nex poll application: Ergonomics, Easy of use, Efficiency, Relevance…
  • Evaluate these proposals concerning the work organization: Atmosphere, Material, Task…
  • How would you rate the end-of-year event? Atmosphere, Activity, Food, Speech…

😢 / ☹️ / 🙂 / 😃

The voting criteria is more original, but it remains just as obvious and easy to use. The first two emojis correspond to a negative opinion while the other two correspond to a positive opinion. It can be used to evaluate the mood at the beginning of the week as well as to judge the use of an application. Here is a selection of use cases:

  • How do you feel this morning?
  • How was your week?
  • Evaluate its different projet management tools according to your frequency of use:

It can also be useful for Human Resources departments to evaluate employee engagement and well-being. It is thus possible to create this type of survey:

Evaluate these proposals:

  • I am satisfies with the career advancement opportunities available to me.
  • I am enthusiastic about the work that I do.
  • I feel valued by my coworkers and managers
  • I know what is expected of me at work.
  • I have the infomation, tools and resources I need to do my job successfully.

⛈️ / 🌧️ / ⛅ / ☀️

This fourth criteria is a variant of the previous one, and can be used very well for the same use cases. But, you can also use it to find out:

  • What do you think about these candidates for the position of graphic designer?
  • Hire or no hire?
  • What did you think of this meeting? This meeting meeting was a good use of my time ; The topics covered were relevant to me ; This meeting allowed me to move forward in my work ; Decisions were made.

👍 / 👎

Thumbs are essential in evaluation polls. They are frequently used because they have the advantage of not being neutral and therefore of giving a clear opinion. Indeed, with this scale, you can validate or reject the choices, similar to a vote by approval. The thumbs can be used almost anytime but here is a small selection of use cases:

  • Rate these logos:
  • Which topics should we cover in the next meeting?
  • What went well during this sprint cycle?
  • Where do you want to eat lunch ? Japanese, Thai, Italian, Indian…
  • etc.

The evaluation poll without choice

Finally, you can use all these rating scales to conduct polls without choice. In this case, you ask a simple question to your interlocutors. And like for the polls with choice, you can use the 6 scales of polls made available to you.

Several examples given above can be used, but we add a few additional questions:

  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how enthusiastic are you about using Slack as your official communication tool at work?
  • How was your week?
  • Are you stressed by the deadlines set for this project?

There you go, you are a expert in evaluation poll. Don’t forget to share your knowledge with your team!

Further reading on this topic

Slack Poll: Rebuilding Open Agora

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