Here at Iridescent it’s noticeable that sometimes my colleagues working in business support come back from some start-up meetings buzzing
they ‘know’ they’ve just helped a great idea get that bit closer to becoming a reality. There’s a difficult-to-define alignment of good idea, good skills and good timing.
It got me thinking about my evaluation work with organizations. When do I get that happy feeling that it’s all going to go well and – most importantly – count for something? So here’s my quick list:
My four ways to tell you’ve got a good evaluation are when…
Underpinning all of these is effective communication between all parts of an organization. Following on from our previous blog about governance, a lot of ways to improve evaluations spill out into all areas of an organization and involve lots of small, incremental improvements. And yes, governance has a role to play.
So, have you got that happy feeling too? Part 2 will explore how to improve an evaluation’s prospects.