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Scorecard Example: Comparing 2 Jobs

Personal Balancing Matrix Scorecard Example

Personal Blanaicng Matrix Scorecard is a decision-making tool for comparing small and big life decisions with multiple options. In this article, I will discuss a scorecard example for a job offer.

Work Decision

Say you got a call from two employers saying that you got accepted for two job offers, and now you need to make a decision. In this example, the circle of communication priorities order is God, family, work, community, then the world. The activity priorities order is romance, sports, work, charity, and art.

You can always set your own priorities for your circle of communication and activity preference. Better set the priorities beforehand and not at the time of making the decision to avoid your own bias.

Job 1 Personal Balancing Matrix Scorecard

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Job 1
Job 1 PBM Scorecard Key:
  • Job one is very stressful (-)negative to the body.
  • More mind challenging than Job two (+)positive to mind.
  • Negative working environment (-)negative to the soul.
  • Puts work before a family with its long working hours and stressful mental state, which will affect my family. Work is selected in the circle of communication.
  • Near my house, so no time will be wasted on the commute (+)positive time.
  • Has more financial benefits, so (+)positive to resources.
  • Safe (+)positive to location.
  • Comparing two jobs, both are the same activity category so “Not Applied.”

Total Points is 75 Points

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Job 2 Personal Balancing Matrix Scorecard

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Job 2
Job 2 PBM Scorecard Key:
  • Job 2 is not mind-challenging but not negative – Not Applied.
  • Has flexible working hours and an in-house gym, (+)positive to the body.
  • Has a positive working environment, (+)positive to the soul.
  • Puts family first by its flexible working hours and relaxed working environment. It Will definitely positively affect my family life. The family is selected in the circle of communication.
  • Has fewer working hours, (+)positive to time.
  • Has financial benefits but not as many as Job 1, but will not lose money. Not Applied.
  • It’s safe, (+)positive to location.
  • Comparing 2 jobs, both are in the same activity category so “Not Applied.”

The total points are 140.

Job 1 got 75 points, and Job 2 got 140 points, so Job 2 is a clear winner.

What if they got the same amount of points?

By reason the result would be a draw, so you should choose the one with expected happiness, consult the circle of communication, or decide later.

What do you do when you compare two options and both have an equal preference?

A. I. Shoukry is the founder of The Decisions Academy and a bestselling author.

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