If you have a list of three or four preferences and you want to list them in order of importance, most likely you do it just by eyeballing the list.
But if your list contains a larger number, it’s not so easy, and the more preferences you have, the more complicated it gets.
For many years, people have used Richard Bolles’ prioritizing grid to help with this problem, but the paper version in What Color Is Your Parachute? can be cumbersome and so I am, with the permission of the author, offering a web version which is easier to use.
The web prioritizing grid on this site comes in two formats.
The first is fixed in size with ten items, exactly like the one in Parachute. It has a couple of sample lists you can practice on to help you get started, and if you haven’t used the grid before, you probably want to begin with this format.
The second format allows you to specify how many items you want to prioritize. Choose a number from the selection menu below, then click the button and a grid will appear with the number of items requested.
“Wow! Wow! Wow! I cannot believe I ran into this! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I read this many years ago in one of the Parachute books, but believe or not, have never put it into practice. Now I find myself overwhelmed by my to-do list, and kept thinking there must be a better way. So I did a Google search and found you. Wow! How did you guys create this automated version? I plan to use it all the time, and look forward to learning more about your organization.”