Evaluate and maintain

As you prepare to implement your planned actions to improve the psychological health and safety of your workplace, it's important to determine your evaluation strategy. The key question to answer is: “How will we know whether these actions have made a difference?”

Effective evaluation is:

  • Practical: clearly relevant to your goals for the process, straightforward and simple to carry out, and cost-effective
  • Flexible: adaptable to your particular workplace and available resources
  • Continuous: uses an ongoing quality improvement approach in which feedback is provided over time to modify and improve the intervention

Here are some key steps to follow when setting your evaluation strategy:

  1. Determine the purposes of the evaluation.
  2. Identify key people to provide input into the evaluation. This is your evaluation team.
  3. Make a list of short-term and long-term outcomes to measure.
  4. Collect short-term outcome results.
  5. Use the short-term outcome evaluation results to modify your action plan
  6. Collect long-term results.

Action Item

Determine your purposes for evaluation and assemble your evaluation team, before initiating your Action Plan.

Evaluation Resource

Evaluation Worksheets: Getting Started

As you prepare to implement your planned actions to improve the psychological health and safety of your workplace, it's important to determine your evaluation strategy. The key question to answer is: “How will we know whether these actions have made a difference?”


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Evaluation Worksheets

These worksheets provide a framework for evaluating whether actions undertaken for each psychosocial factor have been effective.


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