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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!
Part 5: Create an Irreversible Delivery Culture
[Page 280]Why Culture Matters
In Democracy in America, his landmark study of the United States in the 19th century, Alexis de Tocqueville made a powerful observation about the challenge facing the young republic: “The central Government... must entrust the execution of its will to agents, over whom it frequently has no control, and whom it cannot perpetually direct.”1 De Tocqueville’s point actually holds true for any type of government and for any type of large organization: we must work with and through many people to get anything done.
In Chapter 3B we explored the problem of scale—the fact that, for the strategies in your delivery plans to have real impact, they must work (almost) everywhere in your ...