The Friday Funny: Passion

Passionate about evaluation? Passionate about effectiveness? Is it possible to overstate things when we’re talking about our expertise and interests and what makes us unique.

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The Friday Funny: Buzzwords about office personalities & politics

There are some brilliant jokes doing the rounds about the various characters one encounters at work, and the interesting rituals that are part of organizational life.

Adding a fresh perspective to these – and with some knowledge jewels for personnel evaluation – are the following buzzwords sampled from Buzzwack.com (with contributor attributions where available) –

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The Friday Funny: Faulty-tasking, relanguaging and other buzzwords for consulting

“A consultant is someone who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is.” We all love some good consultant jokes – especially our readers who are evaluation commissioners. And evaluation consultants can always smugly nod that those bearing the real brunt are actually business consultants rather than evaluators!

One of the most important

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The Friday Funny: Buzzwords about evidence

We all encounter jargon in the course of our work as evaluators, but did you know there’s an entire website devoted to decoding buzzwords? Seriously! BuzzWhack.com is well worth bookmarking.

We found a few items that will be particularly useful for the evaluation profession, themed around the topics of data, evidence, and its interpretation (contributor

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