Auto-evaluation is a systematic assessment of achievements according to predetermined criteria and indicators. It provides feedback on the quality and the level of achievements in relation to the projected targets.
A typical feature of auto-evaluation is process orientation. It is always executed by the internal staff of an organization. All goals are set inside. Another equally important feature of auto-evaluation is the maximum knowledge of the environment in which the auto-evaluation is conducted. Unfortunately, this fact leads to potential biases, as all the actors are personally involved and affected by environmental relationships.
Auto-evaluation focuses on the problems that the organization perceives as the most serious. It identifies the causes and consequently proposes solutions.
This observation method is a planned objective monitoring of pre-defined events, which allows an organization to capture the activities of subjects that are directly available to the senses. In-situ evaluations are based on pre-defined criteria is that monitors the actual behavior of individuals or groups of people in real-world conditions. Observation is usually used in combination with other methods of data collection. Observation is particularly suitable for determining the frequency of individual tasks / activities or the behavior of individuals in real or simulated conditions.