Leadership and staff support for adaptive practices

Indicator Number: 
52
Category: 
Logic Model Component: 
Data Type(s): 
Categorical scale, qualitative
Short Definition: 

Refers to the extent to which leaders and staff demonstrate support for the adaptive management of a project, program, or initiative

Definition and Explanation (Long): 

This indicator refers to the extent to which leaders and staff of a project, program, or initiative support iterative approaches to learning and adapting. This may be self-reported or analyzed as a group or team, and may include awareness of the importance of adaptive practice.

Data Requirements: 

Qualitative and quantitative data from responses to questionnaires ​(using Likert scales) ​regarding ​the degree of support from leaders and staff in the use of iterative and adaptive approaches.

Data Sources: 

Periodic surveys

Frequency of Data Collection: 
Annually, or after specific activities
Purpose: 
This indicator reflects the perception of staff and leadership in the utility of adaptive practices. Leadership that reinforces adaptive practices is a critical element of adaptive management of a project.
Issues and Challenges: 
Self-reported data may be biased or may not empirically represent the context or practice.
Sample Topics and Questions for Data Collection Instruments: 

On a scale of 1-5, 1 being not a lot, and 5 being a lot, how do you perceive leaders of this project, program, initiative to support the use of adaptive practices for managing the project, program, or initiative?

Published Year: 
  • 2017
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017