“That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.”- William J H Boetcker
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