Outputs versus outcomes. Different?

We always get outputs, but do we always get the outcome we want?

Too often, we focus only on achieving specific outputs, and this can blind us to other ways of achieving our outcomes.

One of the reasons we focus on outputs is because they are usually far easier to measure than outcomes.

Look at your learning programme goals/targets. Which items are outputs and which items are outcomes?

For every one that is an output, what is the desired outcome? What is that output supposed to achieve?

Does the output still make sense, given clarity of the desired outcome?