Scaling-Up Brief 4: Exploration Stage

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Dean Fixsen, Caryn Ward, and Barbara Sims

Initiation of meaningful change in organizations and systems begins with the Exploration Stage of implementation. Exploration Stage processes are designed to assure mutually informed agreement to proceed with use of an innovation; both the Implementation Team and the organization understand what is to be done, how it will be done, and the resources and timelines for doing it.