Communication medium effectiveness matrix


Different communication methods and how effective they are in each of the following (usually) desirable categories.

Convenience
How quick and simple can this be used without a lot of setup.

Speed
Ability to get the message to someone timely.

Tracking
Is the communication recorded, or can it be verified at a later date.

Personal
How much the communication naturally builds your personal/professional relationship with others.

Ubiquitous
The degree that everyone has access and the ability to use this communication method.

Understanding
How effective the method is at conveying your intended meaning.



Convenience
Speed
Tracking
Personal
Ubiquitous
Understanding
Total
Email
Med
Med
High
Low
High
Med
20
Slack
High
High
Med
Low
Med
Med
20
Text
Med
High
Low
Low
Low
Low
12
Desk Phone
Med
Med
Low
Med
Med
High
18
Cell Phone
Med
High
Low
Med
Low
High
18
P2P meeting
Low
Low
Low
High
Med
High
15
Group meeting
Low
Low
Med
Med
Med
Med
14
2-way Radio
Med
High
Low
Low
Low
Low
12


Scoring
Low:  1 point
Med:  3 points
High: 5 points


This is completely subjective, biased, and probably over-simplified because it is unique for each situation. I know my mom always liked sending letters in the mail.

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