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The Amazing Spidergram

Illustrating action points within a complex system challenges evaluation users. Time to call on your friendly neighbourhood spidergram for help. Visualizing complex systems is a challenge within strategy, foresight, and evaluation because each component of the system is interconnected with others. Influence on one of these is likely to influence others. From an action standpoint, …

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Evaluation’s Hidden Value: Clarifying Your Strategy

Evaluation is more than just the assessment of merit, worth, and significance of a program, product, or service. Although these are the primary functions of evaluation, it can serve far more than this when designed and implemented in the appropriate manner. Evaluation focuses attention on the things that your organization builds, has built, and implements …

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Developmental Evaluation Trap #4: Organizational culture

In this latest post in a series on Developmental Evaluation (DE) and its traps, we look at the innovator’s trap of culture. In a quote widely attributed to Peter Drucker Culture eats strategy for lunch Culture is basically “the way things are done around here”, which includes the policies, practices, and people that make what …

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