So you need to evaluate what you do?

And you don’t know where to begin?

And you don’t even think you can?

You don’t think of yourself as an evaluator?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I want to persuade you that you (going in reverse order):

  1. ARE an evaluator
  2. CAN evaluate
  3. DO know where to begin

Keep in mind, “Evaluation IS an everyday activity!”

Let me tell you how:

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You wake up and you ask:

  • Do I  get out of bed?

The criteria used is relatively simple:

  • Is it a work day?
  • Do you feel OK?

Answer: It is a work day AND you feel fine.

You then (after a variety of preparatory activities) must decide what to wear.

The criteria you use gets more complicated.

  • What time of the year is it?
  • What will you be doing today?
  • What is the weather now?
  • What is the forecast for the rest of the day?
  • What is clean and pressed?

I can go on…the point is …FROM THE FIRST MOMENT OF ANY DAY TO THE END OF THAT DAY…

  • YOU EVALUATE

Evaluation is an everyday activity–what did you evaluate today?

Want to know more–about what? about how? about why? (evaluate)

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2 thoughts on “Evaluation is an everyday activity.

  1. Thanks for this perspective. I tend to think of evaluation as a monumental but occasional activity for which one has to geared up and even train. You make it sound much more friendly and feasible!

  2. Mary, You’re right–evaluation CAN be monumental and I don’t want to dissuade you of that. I do want to reinforce that evaluation IS an everyday activity–just like getting dressed. And if you start thinking about answering the question–How do you know? Like how do you know you must get out of bed, then you start thinking evaluatively. I appreciate your comment.

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