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Needs Assessment Model: The Wedman Performance Pyramid

Needs assessment is a critical part of evaluation. Select one of the needs assessment models and rate it using the table below. Submit your rating here. Be sure to identify the model you are evaluating. Remember that your comments are very important; bring clarification to the reasoning behind your rating number.

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1. Provided observers with appropriate instructions (know what to do)
2. Provide ways to document factual data (i.e., numbers or check marks for completed)
3. Provided ways to document insights, questions and soft data (data without a number)
4. Document was professional in look and language
5. This observation tool helped observers focus on and capture the right data

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Rating for John Wedman's Performance Pyramid Model (http://needsassessment.missouri.edu)
Your Rating: 3/5
This needs assessment model ranks a 3. It has been fine-tuned and adjusted to be adaptable to many types of organizations. It is especially important that it includes organizational culture, which dramatically impacts strategy. It is useful for a broad look at the organization, but lacks quantitative statistical information and fails to investigate root causes. As a result, the tool may address symptoms more than actual situations. It does, however, effectively take a much needed look at the impact of the organization's culture and the inner-workings of the elements, as well as a reminder that these elements must be considered concurrently.

1. Provided observers with appropriate instructions (know what to do): Acceptable
This needs assessment system uses resources combined with the organization's vision, mission and objectives as inputs. They are utilized through interaction with the six blocks: knowledge and skills, rewards and incentives, capacity to do, desire and self concept, expectations and feedback, tools and environment. ...

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THis detailed solution selects one of the needs assessment models and rates it using the following table:

Your Rating
1. Provided observers with appropriate instructions (know what to do)
2. Provide ways to document factual data (i.e., numbers or check marks for completed)
3. Provided ways to document insights, questions and soft data (data without a number)
4. Document was professional in look and language
5. This observation tool helped observers focus on and capture the right data
It includes comments to bring clarification and APA references.

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