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Determine Institutional Change Sustainability Goals

Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle

The first step in the institutional change process is defining your Federal agency's sustainability goals. That is, decide what outcomes are desired (or required) over what period of time. Behavioral, organizational, and institutional changes typically are means to achieve desired energy, resource, or greenhouse gas emission outcomes. They are not ends in and of themselves.

Agencies may derive goals from multiple sources, such as:

Next Step

The second step in the institutional change process for sustainability is to identify the rules, roles, and tools constituting context in your organization. Rules, roles, and tools define the current situation, shape the action plan, and affect an organization's ability to effect and maintain desired changes.