Culture – insiders’ and outsiders’ insights – and genuine evaluation

One great area of interest for me is the study of organizational culture and organizational culture change. I’d like to present a few ideas from that area and see how they apply to the concept of culture more generally. And, how these insights might be able to drive us closer to genuine evaluation. What mix of ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders’ can provide rich insights into what really matters and help surface important undiscussables?

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Supporting evaluators in cross cultural contexts: Invited guests or gatecrashers?

The concept of (invited) guest or gatecrasher was introduced by Judy Oakden as a way of framing her role, place and space in Maori focused evaluation as a non-Maori evaluator. In this post Nan Wehipeihana addresses several thought-provoking questions, including: * How then do I come to invite non-Maori to be part of a mainly Maori evaluation team? And in a mainly Maori evaluation team: * What are the roles non-Maori evaluators play? * What are the responsibilities when inviting non-Maori evaluators? * What are the challenges of involving non-Maori evaluators? * What are the benefits of involving non-Maori evaluators?

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Working across the cultural divide in evaluation: roles, challenges and benefits

Working across the cultural divide in evaluation: What are the roles, challenges, and benefits for evaluators working in diverse cultural contexts and settings?

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