LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND STATISTICS. Mark Twain 1906
Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Mark Twain 1906
This is a pretty long survey, although when I completed it I felt it Covered the required subject matter adequately. Not sure how it Could be shortened or if it should have been shorter.
So who gets to the results and respondents? Why complete a survey when folks would have provided some insight on the whys and wherebys if they are asked in person? Communications need to be forthright, not be done in a roundabout why....
This was well-thought out and appreciated. Im glad to be a member and participate.
Good survey and I hope most of the members took it and didnt weal out with the short-form version. I also hope my input and the input of others is taken to heart and used to better the club.
Asking members anything what they want in the way of changes is risky, because members tend to be the ones who like it the way it is. What youd really like to know is, why arent all the other riders in the area not joining? My health food store once did a survey asking members if the store should sell meat. The response was an overwhelming NO. They sold meat anyway, and it was wildly popular and brought in a whole new customer base. Surprise!
I wish you had warned me it would take an hour and have 72 questions.
I think the fact that we had to have a damn survey to figure things out speaks volumes about the lack of communication and level of political bull crap that goes on within this club. I am a long term member and Im undecided if I will continue to be as Im fed up.
Thanks for the opportunity to allow us to voice our opinion. The format is identical to surveys from my employer. Hopefully, this will result in change beneficial to the club and its members.
Nice job, it represents a lot of thought. Well done! Nicely organized. Good idea to get feedback from the members. Glad the board is proactive and concerned about the clubs future. Maybe we should have a MUCH SMALLER but more frequent quarterly or annual survey to ensure we continue to meet members needs, and as a vehicle to solicit input, opinions, suggestions... I would be interested in seeing the results.