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Needs (i.e., gaps between current and desired results) are viewed from many perspectives within any organization and this can make the findings of an assessment challenging to prioritize. For example, when gaps between current and desired results are identified the prioritization given to those discrepancies will routinely vary between those individuals directly associated with the performance and those that are dependent on the results for their work within the organization. You can, however, use the Johari Window exercise to assist you in identifying the priorities of others within the organization as well as communicating your priorities. While Johari Window was originally conceived as a self-help tool developed by psychologist1, by identifying the priorities of different stakeholders within the organization you can then have open discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of competing perspectives when making the difficult decisions about which needs will receive priority and what steps will be taken in order to improve performance.
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NEEDS ASSESSMENT KNOWLEDGE BASE
 
JOHARI WINDOW 
APPLICATION TO NEEDS ASSESSMENT FINDINGS 
PURPOSE  
In the context of needs assessment findings, the purpose of the Johari Window is to examine multiple 
perspectives on the findings of your assessment, exploring the boundaries between both your perspective 
and the perspectives of others.  
NEEDS ASSESSMENT APPLICATIONS 
Needs (i.e., gaps between current and desired results) are viewed from many perspectives within any 
organization and this can make the findings of an assessment challenging to prioritize. For example, when 
gaps between current and desired results are identified the prioritization given to those discrepancies will 
routinely vary between those individuals directly associated with the performance and those that are 
dependent on the results for their work within the organization. You can, however, use the Johari Window 
exercise to assist you in identifying the priorities of others within the organization as well as communicating 
your priorities.  While Johari Window was originally conceived as a self‐help tool developed by 
psychologist1, by identifying the priorities of different stakeholders within the organization you can then 
have open discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of competing perspectives when making the 
difficult decisions about which needs will receive priority and what steps will be taken in order to improve 
performance.  
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES  
ADVANTAGES 
• The Johari Window exercise can ensure that multiple perspectives are considered when prioritizing the 
findings of your needs assessment.  
• The results of a Johari Window exercise can help you communicate with others when prioritizing needs 
and identifying appropriate interventions. 
• You can use the Johari Window exercise to expand on the finding of the needs assessment to also 
include information on what preferences differing groups may have on what should be done in 
response to identified needs.  
WBI EVALUATION GROUP (2007)

NEEDS ASSESSMENT KNOWLEDGE BASE
 
 DISADVANTAGES  
• The Johari Window technique can be more limited than other tools or techniques (e.g., SWOT or 
brainstorming) for generating ideas about what to do next.  
• The Johari Window exercise requires that all stakeholders value the perspectives and potential 
differences between groups within the organization. 
GENERAL PROCEDURES  
1. Create a list of either the needs (i.e., gaps in results) that were identified in the needs assessment, or a list 
of the potential performance interventions that you are considering as recommendations based on the 
needs identified during the assessment.  It is best not to mix the two, needs and interventions, therefore 
if you want to gain perspectives on both the prioritization of the needs and the prioritization of potential 
interventions you should conduct two separate Johari Window exercises. 
2. Identify representatives from other groups representing the perspectives within the program, project, or 
organization (e.g., managers, individuals in a country office, or others outside of the World Bank). 
3. Provide the representatives with the list of identified needs (or potential performance interventions) and 
ask them to prioritize them based on their perspective.  
4. Prioritize the same list of identified needs (or potential performance interventions) from your 
perspective as well.  If you are working with a team on the needs assessment then this can be done as a 
team through a variety of group decision making techniques (e.g., nominal group or straw polls). 
5. With priority list from each group, place the highest priority data elements into the Johari Window 
matrix. You can include your priorities in comparison to the priorities of another group (see Figure 
One). Or you can compare the priorities from differing groups, leaving out your perspective (see Figure 
Two).   
6. Review the complete Johari Window matrix, along with recommendations of how to expand the needs 
assessment to address gaps between what is known and unknown from each perspective, with your 
needs assessment partners. Based on the findings and discussions, plan your needs assessment data 
collection and analysis processes.  
 
WBI EVALUATION GROUP (2007)

NEEDS ASSESSMENT KNOWLEDGE BASE
 
Figure 1: Needs Assessment application of Johari Window (for comparison with your perspective) 

Priorities from Your 
Not Priorities from Your 
Perspective  
Perspective  
Priorities from the 
Managersʹ 



Perspectives  
Not Priorities 
from the 


Managersʹ 
Perspectives  



Figure 2: Needs Assessment application of Johari Window (for between group comparison) 

Priority to  
Not a Priority to  
Staff  
Staff  
Priority to 
Managers  


Not a Priority to 
Managers  




WBI EVALUATION GROUP (2007)

NEEDS ASSESSMENT KNOWLEDGE BASE
 
Figure 3: Johari Window Example (with between group comparison of needs) 

Priority to  
Not a Priority to  
Staff  
Staff  
Priority to 
• Unit performance on 
• Length of time to complete 
Managers  
annual reviews.  
projects within the unit 
Not a Priority to 
• Low motivation of new 
• Number of days required for 
Managers  
staff members  
new staff to reach adequate 
• Little performance 
performance 
 
feedback from managers


Figure 4: Johari Window Example (with between group comparison of performance interventions) 

Priority to  
Not a Priority to  
Staff  
Staff  
Priority to 
• Performance specific 
• New hiring standards  
Managers  
training 
• Renewed emphasis on 
• Re‐designed new 
standardized interviewing 
 
employee orientation 
procedures 
Not a Priority to 
• Improved mentoring 
• Motivational workshops 
Managers  
program 
• Quarterly performance 
 
feedback system 
 
WBI EVALUATION GROUP (2007)

NEEDS ASSESSMENT KNOWLEDGE BASE
 
TIPS FOR SUCCESS  
• Before getting started, discuss with participants the specific goals you are hoping to accomplish through 
the Johari Window exercise.  
• Work with group members to include factors in all four quadrants of the matrix. Leaving quadrants of 
the matrix empty will limit your ability to make quality decisions. 
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES  
Beach E.K. (1982) Johari’s window as a framework for needs assessment. Journal of Continuing Education in 
Nursing. 13(1), 28‐32.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                      
1 See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window 
WBI EVALUATION GROUP (2007)

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