This is the interactive NPT toolkit.
It contains 16 questions for thinking through an implementation problem.
To understand how to use it, click here, for an explanation and a powerpoint presentation that you can download and use collaboratively.
1. Participants distinguish the intervention from current ways of working.
Whether the intervention is easy to describe to participants and whether they can appreciate how it differs or is clearly distinct from current ways of working.
2. Participants collectively agree about the purpose of the intervention.
Whether participants have or are able to build a shared understanding of the aims, objectives, and expected outcomes of the proposed intervention.
3. Participants individually understand what the intervention requires of them.
Whether individual participants have or are able to make sense of the work – specific tasks and responsibilities - the proposed intervention would create for them.
4. Participants construct potential value of the intervention for their work.
Whether participants have or are able to easily grasp the potential value, benefits and importance of the intervention.
5. Key individuals drive the intervention forward.
Whether or not key individuals are able and willing to get others involved in the new practice.
6. Participants agree that the intervention should be part of their work.
Whether or not participants believe it is right for them to be involved, and that they can make a contribution to the implementation work.
7. Participants buy in to the intervention.
The capacity and willingness of participants to organize themselves in order to collectively contribute to the work involved in the new practice.
8. Participants continue to support the intervention.
The capacity and willingness of participants to collectively define the actions and procedures needed to keep the new practice going.
9. Participants’ perform the tasks required by the intervention.
Whether people are able to enact the intervention and operationalise its components in practice.
10. Participants maintain their trust in each other’s work and expertise through the intervention.
Whether people maintain trust in the intervention and in each other.
11. The work of the intervention is appropriately allocated to participants.
Whether the work required by the intervention is seen to be parcelled out to participants with the right mix of skills and training to do it.
12. The intervention is adequately supported by its host organization.
Whether the intervention is supported by management and other stakeholders, policy, money and material resources.
13. Participants access information about the effects of the intervention.
Whether participants can determine how effective and useful the intervention is from the use of formal and/or informal evaluation methods.
14. Participants collectively assess the intervention as worthwhile.
Whether, as a result of formal monitoring, participants collectively agree about the worth of the effects of the intervention.
15. Participants individually assess the intervention as worthwhile.
Whether individuals involved with, or affected by, the intervention, think it is worthwhile.
16. Participants modify their work in response to their appraisal of the intervention.
Whether individuals or groups using the intervention can make changes as a result of individual and communal appraisal.