Evaluation in the Headlines: Outcomes vs. Outputs

What’s in the news about evaluation? Last week the Harvard Business Review shared an article about the distinction between outputs and outcomes in the business world. The author of the article, Deborah Mills-Scofield, argues that, “business in the 21st century needs more focus on outcomes than outputs”. Mills-Scofield discusses the shortcomings of focusing on outputs, as opposed to outcomes in a range of different sectors. Challenge yourself to think about your organization or agency; what do you focus on? This article can be accessed here.

Elayne Vlahaki, MPH
Program Manager
BC HIV/HCV Evaluation Advisory Group