The implementation framework is a tool for clearly articulating and organizing innovation models by clear, specific, measurable components. The framework enables us to generate knowledge about the innovation as a whole as well as about particular components most associated with positive outcomes. The framework also enables us to do glean knowledge across varied implementations of a single innovation or even across implementations of different innovations that share components.
The factor framework organizes, names, and defines over 70 contexts and conditions that may affect innovation implementation. There are four categories: characteristics of the innovation, the user, the organization, and the environment. This framework enables us to work with collaborators to identify, plan for, measure and analyze the roles of key factors.
The capacity framework organizes “capacity” into four categories: human capacity, organizational capacity, structural capacity and financial capacity. We use the framework to help collaborators specifically clarify the kinds of “capacities” their innovations seek to develop and leverage.
The sustainability framework lays the broad categories of the capacity framework over the innovation components to create a foundation for strategizing about and measuring progress toward enduring change.
The capacity and will heuristic is a tool for managing the complexity of change by focusing on the two essential components of human change: capacity and will.
We use these tools to provide guidance and support for collaborators who seek to develop a strategy and action plan for innovation endurance.