About The Power Tool
WHAT IS THE POWER TOOL?
The Power Tool is an experimental web application that attempts to measure the power of individuals.
HOW DO I MEASURE MY POWER?
You answer a series of questions about yourself and your ambitions and influence and get a power score based on you answers. You can anlayse the composition of that score with a set of tools, and compare your results with other users.
All users together produce a global Power Value Index (PVI). You can influence this index and your own power value by rating the weights of the questions and answers, and thereby contribute to a Power Value Index which becomes more "democratic" with the number of users modifying it.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER? DOES IT COST ANYTHING?
This is a free service. You will never be asked to pay anything or to provide a credit card number to use it. Period. You don't have to sign up or provide an e-mail address. And you won't be bothered by ads. There are, however, benefits of signing up and you can read more about that below.
WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY?
All answers, points and measures are saved for statistical purposes only, without any data that can identify a particular user (such as IP-address, ISP, computer or country etc). You must however use a valid e-mail address if you want to sign up and that email-address will be connected to your data, and is not published unless you choose to publish it yourself.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGISTERING?
You have the option to register with a valid e-mail address after the calculation is done. Here are some of the benefits of doing so.
1. You'll get a login to your private account and personal profile.
2. You'll get full access to the latest analysis tools.
3. You'll have the option to update your values and weights and thereby follow your value over time.
4. You can sign up for newsletters and updates.
HOW IS MY POWER SCORE CALCULATED?
Each answer in the questionnaire generates a number of points from 1 to 10, which are weighed according to the importance of the question. Your score is the average of all weighed points. The points given to each answer are fixed, while the weights are determined by all users. Read more about the calculations.
HOW SCIENTIFIC IS THIS 'QUIZ' REALLY?
The aim with this service is not to deliver empirically verifyable data. Not only is the notion of power contested and complex, many of the questions are self-estimations. The tool might nevertheless be of great value for those who want to learn more about their power.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE APPLICATION AND THE PROJECT?
Read the latest news about the project at the news page and about the application at the development page.
WHO IS BEHIND THIS PROJECT?
The project is a non-commercial project created by me, Jon Brunberg. I'm an artist residing in Sweden and I consider this to be an art project. Not that it makes any difference. I'm very grateful to those who have contributed to this project in various ways and many are credited on the contact page contact page.
CAN I USE THIS QUESTIONNAIRE IN MY SCHOOL OR WORKPLACE?
Of course! I encourage you to do so and I'll be happy to help if you have any questions. I highly appreciate to get an email if you use the Power Tool in the classroom, your workplace or in your organisation or network. I'd love to hear what you did with it, how you did it and what happened.