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ADOPT (Adoption and Diffusion Outcome Prediction Tool) has been designed to increase understanding of factors influencing adoption of non-contentious mainstream agricultural innovations in developed countries. It “evaluates and predicts the likely level of adoption and diffusion of specific agricultural innovations with a particular target population in mind”. It “uses expertise from multiple disciplines to make […]
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Purpose: To provide more than 120 tools and techniques for managing “the people side of change processes” in personal, team and larger systems change. Description: There are three major sections covering: personal change change in teams, especially in ways of working together larger systems change, mostly focused on organisations. Some tools are able to be […]
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Purpose: To work through three key aspects of planning for change―creatively developing new ideas, planning the practicalities of their implementation and assessing risks―to ensure that all three are effectively considered. Description: This process is also referred to as Walt Disney Circle, Disney Creative Strategy, and Disney Brainstorming Method. Planning change involves four phases.
Purpose: To highlight the difference between adoption and use in how research findings contribute to change Description: To understand how research findings lead to change, it is useful to look separately at two steps: Adoption, which is “the willingness and ability to take research results and convert them into something that’s usable more broadly.” This […]
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Purpose: To provide insights into how and why people adopt new ideas, practices, tools or other innovations. Description: Everett Rogers’ theory of the diffusion of innovations among individuals and organisations, first published in 1962 (5th edition published 2003), is relevant in a wide range of areas, from farming to education, and medical practice to popular […]
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Purpose: To understand how to make social movements fueled by social media more effective. Description: Zeynep Tufekci explores how social media both empowers and weakens social movements and how the weakening can be overcome. She uses a number of modern cases to demonstrate the strengths of social movements, especially: raising awareness which is essential to […]
Purpose: To demonstrate how games based on models can assist decision making and change on complex problems. Description: This video demonstrates how well-designed games, with skilled facilitation, empower players to make better decisions. When those with power to make change are the players, games can assist in finding innovative ways to make progress on difficult […]
Purpose: This curated online directory, called Public Design Vault, aims to provide an "all-in-one, a full-stop one-stop, a mother list of lists, a singularity for the plethora of toolkits and resources that are available on the vast internet." It aims to include "all the well-known usual suspects" as well as "a few diamonds in the rough."
Purpose: Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a method, a theory of action, a dialogue process, and a whole of system concept that brings together members of an organisation to clarify, develop and integrate their visions about their joint endeavours. The aim is to build on something in the organisation that works well and that can move the organisation to a higher level of goal attainment to strengthen the future of the organisation.
Purpose: These ten considerations aim to help researchers who address important policy problems understand the complexities of influencing policy and how to become more effective in turning good evidence into policy action. Description: Ten key things that researchers need to think about when they want their research to influence policy are: (1) Know what you want to influence: What change do you hope your research findings will bring about? Is it in legislation or policy? Is it greater investment, different practice or changed perceptions? Or is it something else?...
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