Identify Barriers and Facilitators for Putting Quality Standards into Practice


Taking the time to understand the environment in which you wish to introduce change is crucial at all stages of implementation. To develop a strategy for change, you need to understand the types of barriers and facilitators to play in your organization. The list on the following page includes questions that may help you identify common barriers and facilitators within these 14 domains as you consider who needs to do what differently and what might help or prevent them from making these changes.

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  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Beliefs about capabilities 
  • Social/professional role and identity 
  • Beliefs about consequences 
  • Environmental context and resources 
  • Optimism
  • Intentions 
  • Goals
  • Reinforcement
  • Memory, attention, and decision processes
  • Social influences
  • Emotions 
  • Behavioural regulation
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