See below image for the Needs assessment process 2 diagram. A needs assessment is the process of identifying and determining how to bridge the gap between an organization’s current and desired state. More specifically, the process outlines which processes a team should prioritize, improve or provide resources to meet its goals.
This article will look into seven steps in performing a needs assessment. 1. Pinpointing Problem or Opportunity This is the starting stage in performing needs assessment; you need to first identify the problem or opportunity to address. This step will aid in providing an evident and clear understanding of the condition that needs to be solved.
Though needs assessment is an iterative process, we can think of in terms of two kinds of activities: gathering data and working with data.