What does it take to make good things happen?
In order to be ready, people and organizations have to be willing and able. But what does it really mean to be willing? And what does it mean to be able?
The Dawn Chorus Group is one of the core developers of the R=MC2 model, which articulates that readiness involves the specific skills and conditions to make a particular change happen, the general organization conditions, and the set of motivations that contribute to whether a change is implemented.
Together, Readiness is a function of:
Motivation, Innovation-Specific Capacities, General Capacities.
To date, R=MC2 and related measures have been used in over 25 settings: from schools to community coalitions, to military bases to community colleges. The framework is highly portable and can be applied to nearly all implementation settings and change efforts.
We are currently developing our online platform to build a bridge between assessment and action. Our goal is to have a place where stakeholders can take a guided journey into their readiness and draw upon the best evidence-based methods for building and sustaining their readiness over time.
👇Get the Brief Readiness Thinking Tool here.👇
We designed The Brief Readiness Thinking Tool to provide a high-level overview of what readiness is and how it can be used in consultative settings. Stakeholders across cultures have successfully used it to orient people to what it takes to implement with quality. The BRTT is available under a creative commons license, so feel free to download, remix, and use however you’d like. We seen some people use it for slides, and some people go right ahead and make it a scale. Have fun!
We have multiple tools to help people look at their readiness to implement a new change. These range from basic worksheets (like the BRTT above) to more comprehensive assessments. We are also building out ways to extract information about readiness through textual analysis.
Okay, so you get a readiness profile? What do you do about it? We have a comprehensive repository of evidence-based change management strategies to help organizations select
Readiness isn’t just one thing
In addition to the components of Motivation, Innovation-Specific Capacity, and General Capacity, there are a number of sub-components that contribute to whether or not implementation is successful.
Readiness changes over time.
Readiness is not static. There are many things that can cause readiness to go up and down. Consequently, readiness is important throughout implementation; not just at the beginning of a project.