Evaluative Thinking In Organizations Study
It is possible for a diverse group to design an assessment tool and guidelines for its use which is tailored to their organizations.
Involving multiple stakeholders from an organization in completing an assessment can provide a basis for important dialogue within the organization.
Results from pilot use of the Evaluative Thinking Assessment Tool can be helpful in informing the areas for and types of technical assistance needed for different organizations.
An organization that is strong in the use of evaluative thinking is more likely to seek out an evaluation capacity building process.
Challenges and Issues for Further Consideration:
ETHOS participants encouraged the continued study and documentation of the links between evaluation capacity and evaluative thinking.
There is a need for ongoing technical assistance in maintaining and broadening evaluation skill capacity, but it is not clear how best to provide that assistance.