Over-simplifying in mentoring programmes is a risky business, especially in evaluation, warns guest columnist, Bob Garvey. The ‘realist evaluation’ approach accesses mentoring’s many layers

  Within organisations, there are many competing demands on managers – organisations are complex places. But, in complexity, managers, for understandable reasons, tend to try and simplify. It’s probably best summed up by the ‘keep it simple, stupid’ slogan we hear so often in organisations. When an organisation is developing...

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