There's plenty to be thankful about as 2018 draws to a close. Our group is finally off the group and spreading the work about readiness and evaluative thinking. We've had great response to our 2017-2018 Annual Report and Readiness Thinking Tool. And there are some babies on the way.
Hoping you all can spend the holidays with those who are important to you!
Talking 'bout evaluation...
Applied evaluation can be kind of opaque. I talked about our work and the values behind it on the Everyday Evaluation podcast. It came off pretty good, except for the part when I start going off into space talking about big data and machine learning.
Readiness Thinking Tool
When orienting stakeholders, we often find it very helpful to engage them in Readiness Thinking. Readiness Thinking involve considering, on a high level, whether an organization or a team is willing and able to implement a change. To help make this more concrete, we then break down what it means to be willing (motivation) and able (innovation-specific and general capacities.)
In the Readiness Building Systems section of our website, we uploaded a tool that you can use with yourself, or your stakeholders, that can make readiness more concrete. Happy Changing!
Welcome to the Wandersman Center!
Hello fellow traveler! We're glad you've stopped by our little corner of the internet. Our group is creating some amazing and power implementation support tools, so please reach out to us to find out more.
If you have some time to kill in the car or on the elliptical, also check our my interview on the Everyday Evaluation podcast. I talked about the scope of improvement work, and how it aligns with the values of community psychology.