Category: outcome focus

Sarah Morton standing at the Outcome Focus market stall

It’s not what you do…

The role of a knowledge mobiliser is to help others use different kinds of evidence to drive change. In March I introduced Outcome Focus to the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum (UKKMbF) by taking a market stall at their 2018 gathering. Having attended in the past as an academic, this was the first time at the…

Seven steps to understanding success

  1) Clarify the outcomes that matter to you, the people you support and your funders Understanding the what kinds of outcomes you are seeking and why is essential. This means interrogating and thinking through the outcomes that are important to your programme or organisation and why. What are the outcomes for? How do they…

Why focus on outcomes?

Pick up any UK policy document and the chances are it is dripping in references to outcomes. Earlier this year I was at an event organised by the Alliance for Useful Evidence which highlighted how central outcomes-based approaches were to all four administrations of the UK1. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have all engaged in…

What exactly are outcomes?

‘Outcome’ is a concept at the heart of policy and practice in Scotland (where we’re based) and internationally.  It’s a word we all come across a lot and yet many people are still a bit unsure about what an outcome is and what it means to take an outcome focus. This is not surprising given…

When Sarah met Ailsa

Co-founding director Sarah Morton on the Outcome Focus journey, so far: I have always been interested in innovation – trying new approaches to solving problems, new ideas, new ways of thinking that result in better services, processes and policies for people and communities. I particularly enjoy bringing together different approaches from distinct sectors and watching…