Were we wrong to talk about outcomes? What else is there to talk about?

Report of discussion event – 2 February 2021 (on Zoom)

ESS has been talking about outcomes since we came into existence in 2005. We brought together 21 friends (see annex) who mostly agree about outcomes to:

  • discuss what is getting in the way of an outcomes focus –the alternative narratives –and why
  • identify what can be done to reduce the influence of the alternative narratives, where appropriate
  • come up with some ideas for next steps.

Our suggested outcome for the session was that participants would have a greater understanding of how to improve a focus on outcomes. This report gives a brief summary of our discussions and set out some suggested next steps.