So, you’re an evaluator, right?
You haven’t heard of the evaluation pledge?
Makes sense actually because I just came up with the idea for engaging some of the stakeholders that I work with.
Although we go into the meetings sort of like…this…
Sometimes our stakeholders are feeling like…well…this…
Ok, so this only works if you have a good relationship with the project stakeholders, but I’m over 70% confident that it will provide positive results.
At a minimum it will serve as a icebreaker.
The Evaluation Pledge
*Ask meeting participant(s) to repeat after you:
State your name-no repeat
Not to use the surveys as doodling paper
Not to mumble ugly things
To keep an open mind
To ask questions
To not contemplate running out of the room
To not start a flash mob in the middle of the meeting
To work together to find solutions
Thank you-no repeat
So essentially you tailor the pledge to fit your audience a bit, things you think may get them to laugh and loosen up a bit before the #evaltalk. I’m going to try it out this week, I hope you will too!
If you dare to give it a try, let me know how it goes!