Evaluate as you go: Continuously return to the action and evaluation
plans that you developed in Step 5. They will guide you along the path to achieving
and measuring your goals. While collecting evaluation data it is helpful to start
thinking about how you will analyze and report on your activities and successes.
Do your analysis:
- For many projects/programs resources are limited, in which case focus on keeping
the data analysis simple.
- Thematic analysis of interviews
- When collecting and analyzing the data it is important to keep the purpose of the
evaluation and the evaluation questions in mind.
- Sharing your findings is important to inform staff of the successes that have come out of your workplace health program. An example of a way to communicate your findings could be in a company newsletter.
- It is also important to share your results with your leadership to gain further human and financial supports for your workplace health program.
- Much of the information in your report will come from the summaries of the completed
templates. May also include descriptions of best encounters as anecdotes, or examples
in your report.
- Consider having someone outside of your program review the report to ensure writing is clear and has achieved the goal of the report.
- The “Key Learnings and Recommendations” section is the most important section in
the Evaluation Report.
- The Evaluation Report documents the entire evaluation and can be used internally
or shared to broader audience.
Remember! There will be speed bumps and your action plan may need to be adapted along the way. Try not to get discouraged when
this happens, learn from any setbacks and keep moving forward.
Remember to periodically assess your progress using the Workplace Health Assessment Tool. After each year of implementing your workplace health program, complete the Better Health Better Business Workplace Health Assessment Tool again and see the changes that have occurred within your organization. Use this information and the
data from the ROI Tracking Tool to show importance of the program to the senior leadership in the organization.