TRIPLE III TIME: “Using Evaluations To Infuse Innovations”
For those who know me… I mean really know me… they know that I have not been a supporter of program evaluations. Why? First evaluations are all about “old news” and/or activities that took place in the past. My focus was and continues to be on the future and “what next!” Second, evaluations never seemed to be “up-with-the-times”. The evaluation forms, processes, questions, and reports always were basic, historical, and by-the-book. There never seemed to be an interest or priority set around linking evaluation to innovation.
Well as you can see from this week’s TRIPLE III TIME message, my quarterly American Society for Public Administration article is dedicated to Using Evaluation To Infuse Innovations! My history discussion and progress suggestions may not be easily accepted nor usable. However, I will now admit that the use of quality evaluation findings can and should be contributors to infuse innovations in public service programming… whenever the opportunity arises.
Enjoy the article!