“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”- Helen Keller
Measuring group effectiveness
Much of our spiritual work takes place in groups. Being able to measure group performance can provide valuable feedback to enhance group effectiveness.
Evaluating programs top^
Provides guidance towards planning and implementing an evaluation process for for-profit or nonprofit programs.
Free Management Library, linked 09/14
Describes a flexible method that can be applied in a range of settings to facilitate the sharing of information, experiences and knowledge.
Thiele, Devaux, Velasco & Manrique, ILAC, linked 09/14
A searchable Annex that summarizes 34 methods for specific monitoring and evaluation tasks, grouped into seven categories: Sampling-related methods, Core M&E methods, Discussion methods (for groups), Methods for spatially-distributed information, Methods for time-based patterns of change, Methods for analyzing linkages and relationships, and Methods for ranking and prioritizing.
IFAD website, linked 09/14
This 26-page report includes the following: Performance indicators, Theory-based evaluation, Formal surveys, Rapid appraisal methods, Participatory methods, Cost-Benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, and Impact evaluation.
World Bank website, linked 09/14
Evaluating small groups top^
Provides examples of the types of questions you could ask for individuals to evaluate their performance in a group and to evaluate the functioning of the group as a whole.
Ascension Health website, linked 09/14
Developed by the Institute of Teaching and Learning, this piece presents a good summary of group processes that can be used both for evaluation and for idea generation.
Deakin University, linked 09/14