Research and Development
We want to know why positive change occurs. To find out, we study assessments, relationships, and the practical application of R=MC2.
Assessment/Tool development: We have developed measures, methods, and metrics to diagnose and track readiness throughout implementation. This includes creating and refining validated tools, but also identifying proxy indicators that can help to capture changes over time.
Research and evaluation: We study how to properly predict outcomes based on different readiness profiles. In diverse settings, individual subcomponents may be differentially important. Thus, we want to effectively emphasize the subcomponents within each stage of the implementation process to successfully support interventions.
Practical application: Readiness must be practical to work, so we apply specific strategies to facilitate change. By implementing the Change Management of Readiness (CMOR) tool, we are assembling a robust repository of evidence-based interventions to build and sustain readiness.
Readiness is most valuable when mainstreamed within an organization. Readiness thinking helps people to apply the R= MC2 principles intuitively to a variety of issues and conditions. When reporting, we also use simple language and interesting data visualizations to help connect people to the underlying concepts that make readiness useful.