TRIPLE III TIME: “Evaluation Learning 101”
This week I have been involved in a special evaluation project with a long-time partner organization. As you can guess evaluation has not been my career-long area of interest. Mostly I love being on the front-creative end of any project… instead of researching and measuring how it went. However, this time the evaluation event caused me to look back to my farm roots to better realize missed Evaluation Learning 101 opportunities with my Dad
Dad was always a cautious risk-taker. Whether the challenge was crops, livestock, or farm machinery…he was always ready to try something different. I remember tractors. John Deere, Massey Ferguson, International, and even a David Brown. As a young man, it was fun to work with them, test them and see what was special about each. But interestingly, I never knew what Dad thought…nor did he ever ask me? This absence of Evaluation Learning 101 conversation is the point of this week’s TRIPLE III TIME message.
There is a tremendous amount of Evaluation Learning 101 that never occurs due to a lack of communication. Think about it. Do you have regular communication about unique sales techniques you used that worked great? If you helped a person with a ton of challenges get a start-up job through special coaching time…do all of your co-workers know? Or if you partnered with a new group to have greater access to all kind of cool resources… did you share your strategy?
I wish Dad had shared his Evaluation Learning 101 process for measuring options and opportunities. YOUR Evaluation Learning 101 experiences have lifetime value. So share your Evaluation Learning 101 occurrences every time you can. Waiting for a better time to share may never come.