Graphic of the Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Process gear. The steps begin with Determine Goals and move to Assess Institutional Rules, Roles and Tools then to Develop Action Plan then to Implement Plan then finally to Measure and Evaluate. The process begins again with Determine Goals. Determine Goals Develop Action Plan Implement Plan Measure and Evaluate Assess Institutional Rules, Roles and Tools

After determining your  institutional change sustainability goals, the next step is to analyze the context within which these goals are to be achieved.

Start by assessing the organizational rules, roles, and tools that shape the current context and may influence success in achieving these goals. Assessing the linkages among rules, roles, and tools and how they interact will help in implementing solutions for success.

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  • Rules: The formal and informal rules that affect workplace behavior
  • Roles: The people within an organization who are important to achieving and maintaining sustainability goals
  • Tools: Workplace technologies, systems, and processes used to meet particular needs.

Next Step

After assessing the rules, roles, and tools that may affect the institutional change, you are ready to take the third step to develop an action plan.