The Systems Intervention Driver is focused on the external variables, policies, environments, systems or structures that influence or have impact on an implementing organization. Building and district leaders and teams identify barriers that are beyond their level of authority and work to bring issues to the attention of those who can address such barriers.
The goal of systems intervention is to identify and eliminate or reduce such barriers, or to enhance and sustain those policies, procedures, and regulations that facilitate the work at hand. The purpose is to create and sustain an environment and conditions that support the new way of work. Schools and districts within a state that are all implementing the same innovation, can pool their knowledge and recommendations and develop collaborative approaches to identifying and addressing barriers as well as sharing facilitative practices and procedures.