The primary aim of the evaluation of implementation is to assess whether or not the desired outcomes have been achieved as a result of the new age management policy and programs.
For example, has the new health and wellbeing program resulted in lower rates of sickness absence? Or has the promotion of flexible work options resulted in good take-up rates and lower levels of staff attrition?
Success of the implementation stage is dependent on the specific goals and outcomes intended, as identified during the development stage. These goals and outcomes can vary widely depending on staff need, organisational size, industry, technology etc.
However, some overall indicators of success of the initiatives may include:
- Initiatives were implemented as planned
- The quality of the initiatives was assured
- Initiatives were targeted to the appropriate audience
- Initiatives were relevant and appropriate for participant’s needs
- Timelines of the implementation were appropriate
- Initiatives were coordinated effectively
- Initiatives were implemented efficiently
- Equity of access to initiatives was assured
- Effective monitoring and reporting took place
- Initiatives achieved the desired level of staff awareness and understanding of the age management policies and programs
- Initiatives achieved the desired level of take-up and participation among the target audiences
- Initiatives achieved the desired changes in attitudes, knowledge and behaviours
- Initiatives maintained sustainable and economically viable participation rates among the target audiences
- Barriers were identified and successfully overcome
- Initiatives were flexible enough to be adapted and used in varying circumstances
For more information, refer to tips for successful implementation, located in the Health and Wellbeing Programs section.