The R = MC2 approach emphasizes the critical importance of organizational willingness (i.e., motivation) and ability (i.e., capacity) for readiness to implement something new with quality. Generally, we define innovation as a program, practice, policy or process that is new to a setting. Readiness work can also be applied to current interventions by simply substituting the word innovation with intervention.
There are psychological aspects of any change effort that are important for implementation success. Motivation consists of features of an innovation that contribute to whether people want to do it.
- General Capacities
General capacities are the conditions applicable for any innovation. These are the overall organizational characteristics.
- Innovation-Specific Capacities
Innovation-specific capacities are the conditions that are necessary to implement a particular innovation. This includes not only the knowledge and skills for the innovation, but the conditions within the organization that facilitate implementation.
What do I need to know about Readiness?
Readiness consists of multiple constructs.
Readiness is innovation-specific.
Readiness is important throughout implementation.
Readiness is important for outcomes across multiple system levels.
Readiness can be built.