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What can't be measured...: SITUATION DIAGNOSIS (Part Two)

What can't be measured...: SITUATION DIAGNOSIS (Part One)

Do you know why the windscreen is bigger than the rearview mirror?

What can't be measured...: SITUATION DIAGNOSIS (Part Two)

In the last article, on how to diagnose the situation in relation to a competency (ability to listen), I asked questions in 3 domains

 - Generic Question or Decomposition?

 - Even or odd scale?

 - Self-Assessment, 360º Evaluation or both?

Thank you for participating in the reflection and for your opinion

My suggestion is that the diagnosis be made by filling in a generic question, using a scale of 1 to 6 (because it allows us to obtain a better trend and detail) and that the evaluation is the result of self-evaluation and 360º evaluation (because the 360º evaluation allows us to make a comparison with the self-evaluation and to consider the reasons for any deviations

Example:

1= Bad 2= Mediocre 3= Sufficient 4= Good 5= Very Good 6= Excellent

 

Using the scale above, rate:

The ability to listen

1 2 3 4 5 6

 

The 360º assessment can be carried out using an internet tool (ex: google forms) ensuring confidentiality in responses

After conducting the self-assessment and collecting the opinions of the people who participated in the assessment process, it is important to compare the results obtained

3 possible scenarios:

Scenario 1: People's assessment is lower than self-assessment, that is, people consider that their ability to listen is lower than what they think their ability to hear

Scenario 2: People's assessment is the same as self-assessment, that is, people consider that their ability to listen is equal to what they think their ability to hear

Scenario 3: People's assessment is superior to self-assessment, that is, people consider that their ability to listen is superior to what they think their ability to hear

What assessment would you take into account in scenario 1?

What assessment would you take into account in scenario 3?

Resume

To be able to set goals we need to know our current situation.

The diagnosis of the situation is necessary.

Once the evaluation parameters are defined, the scale to be used and who will participate in the evaluation process and how to collect the opinions, we are in a position to carry out the evaluation.

Comparing self-assessment and assessment of people who participated in the assessment process 3 scenarios are possible.

What assessment would you take into account in scenario 1?

What assessment would you take into account in scenario 3?

 

Posted on: January 18, 2020 01:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What can't be measured...: SITUATION DIAGNOSIS (Part One)

In the first article I published, many people participated by commenting on its content.

Thank you for your comments and suggestions.

Reading these comments inspired me to write this second article.

Goal Setting

Goal setting is not always easy

For example: “I will improve my listening ability”

Is it a goal? Is it well defined?

For a goal to be well defined it must contain in its statement:

- An intention (The answer to the question: What?)

- A ratio (the answer to the question: How much?)

- A time limit (the answer to the question: When?)

To be S.M.A.R.T. have to be ambitious and at the same time realistic

Situation diagnosis

In order to set a goal, for example, in the field of Listening Capacity, it is essential to know first of all where we are.

To know where we are, it is important to diagnose the situation.

It is necessary to define the evaluation parameters, the scale to be used and who will participate in the evaluation process.

Evaluation Parameters

The definition of the evaluation parameters will allow a more or less in-depth analysis.

In the field of Listening we can ask a generic question or resort to decomposition

What is your suggestion: Generic Question or Decomposition?

Rating Scale

Rating scales are instruments that aim to measure intensity, opinions and attitudes.

They consist of a graded series of items among which the respondent should indicate those that best correspond to their perception of the fact researched.

The Likert scale is most commonly used to measure the respondent's attitudes and degree of compliance with a question or statement.

Instead of answering just “yes” or “no” by rating on a scale, the respondent shows more specifically how much he agrees or disagrees with an attitude or action, or how satisfied or dissatisfied he is.

We may use an even or odd scale.

For example: 1-5 or 1-6

 What is your suggestion: Even or odd scale?

Who will participate in the evaluation process?

The assessment is performed to know what situation we are in.

We may resort to self-assessment or ask our team members, other project managers, managers of our company, friends, acquaintances, people in our family to evaluate us, or that is, a 360º evaluation.

What is your suggestion: Self-Assessment, 360º Evaluation or both?

Resume

To be able to set goals we need to know our current situation. The diagnosis of the situation is necessary.

So that we can make the diagnosis it is necessary to define the evaluation parameters, the scale to be used and who will participate in the evaluation process.

I would like to know what you think about these 3 domains:

- Generic Question or Decomposition?

- Even or odd scale?

- Self-Assessment, 360º Evaluation or both?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on: January 10, 2020 02:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)

Do you know why the windscreen is bigger than the rearview mirror?

            

Because the way ahead is more important than the way you left behind

The year 2020 is fast approaching

Have you thought about what you would like to achieve next year?
Think (and record) the answer to 3 questions:
- What? (Intention)
- How much? (Proportion)
- When? (Time Bound)

Look at what you wrote and reflect on:

- What I want to achieve is realistic?
- Is my intention ambitious?

After elaborating these two questions for each objective you wish to achieve and making the appropriate changes it may be said that they are S.M.A.R.T.

In which areas did you set your goals?

Its development as a human being includes the following domains:
- Physicist
- Emotional
- Intellectual
- Spiritual

Make sure you set your goals by considering these 4 domains

Make plans to achieve the goals you set for yourself

Now that you have your goals perfectly defined and the plans put in place to achieve them, it is important to check if the plans are being met.

Every month look at the plans you made

Make any changes or make adjustments as you see fit but
keep the goals you set

I wish your year 2020 to be full of achievements

 

 

Posted on: December 26, 2019 09:41 AM | Permalink | Comments (40)
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