# Priorities Evaluation

The following procedure can be used to evaluate priorities.
1. For each group, rate each goal on a scale of 1-10 to get the group priority.

Example: Group Priorities

 Goal: Happiness Population Longevity Group: Self 5 1 5 Family 10 5 10 Others 7 5 10 Other Species 2 10 10

1. For each goal, rate each group on a scale of 1-10 to get the goal priority.

Example: Goal Priorities

 Goal: Happiness Population Longevity Group: Self 5 1 5 Family 7 7 7 Others 5 10 10 Other Species 3 5 5

1. For each cell [group, goal], multiply the group priority by the goal priority to get the overall priority.

Example: Overall Priority

 Goal: Happiness Population Longevity Group: Self 5 * 5 = 25 1 * 1 = 1 5 * 5 = 25 Family 10 * 7 = 70 5 * 7 = 35 10 * 7 = 70 Others 7 * 5 = 35 5 * 10 = 50 10 * 10 = 100 Other Species 2 * 3 = 6 10 * 5 = 50 10 * 5 = 50

1. Rank each overall priority from largest to smallest, beginning with 1.

Example: Ranks

 Goal: Happiness Population Longevity Group: Self 5 7 5 Family 2 4 2 Others 4 3 1 Other Species 6 3 3

To rank groups, do the following with the overall priorities:

1. For each group (row), add the priorities together.
2. Rank the results from largest to smallest number.

Example: Group Ranks

 Group Priority Sum Rank Self 25 + 1 + 25 = 51 4 Family 70 + 35 + 70 = 175 2 Others 35 + 50 + 100 = 185 1 Other Species 6 + 50 + 50 = 106 3

To rank groups, do the following with the overall priorities:

1. For each goal (column), add the priorities together.
2. Rank the results from largest to smallest number.

Example: Goal Ranks

 Happiness Population Longevity Priority Sum 25 + 70 + 35 + 6 = 136 1 + 35 + 50 + 50 = 136 25 + 70 + 100 + 50 = 250 Rank 2 2 1

For a discussion of this approach and the example, see "Self Evaluation."