Everything you need to implement school change that gets results! If you’ve been wondering how to effectively lead and manage results-driven, system-wide implementations, look no further. Internationally recognized education expert Michael Barber explores exactly how to translate policy into practice for long-term, measurable results. Building on his groundbreaking book, Deliverology 101, Barber provides proven methods and clear steps to achieve successful policy implementation and offer practical solutions for reviving stalled reform efforts. New cases studies and embedded links help you develop a delivery “skillset” for building capacity, effective coalitions, and a coherent, flexible plan for implementation. Leaders and staff at both national and local levels will learn to: • Establish a Delivery Unit to set clear, measureable goals and build a reform coalition • Understand delivery through data analysis and strategic progress monitoring • Plan for delivery with explicit, day-to-day implementation planning updated with proven methods from years of practice • Drive delivery with progress monitoring, momentum building, and course corrections • Create an irreversible delivery culture by identifying and addressing challenges as they occur Don’t leave your education policy implementation to chance. Use this new field guide to get your implementation on the right track today!
Chapter 4C: Sustain and Continually Build Momentum
Sustain and Continually Build Momentum
System Leader Summary
When the going gets tough in implementation, you’ll face pressure to back down. When the opposite happens, and you see your first positive results, the excuse will be different: people will be tempted to declare victory and slow things down. And sometimes, when neither happens, the threat of boredom will open your team up to distraction.
Implementation follows a cycle of ups and downs, each with its own perils and challenges. Sustaining your delivery effort through the inevitable setbacks, transitions, and events in the news will be a collective challenge for you, your delivery leader, and your team. This chapter articulates a series of principles for being sensitive to the cycle and managing through ...