Institutional Health

Whilst it is vital that individuals have the opportunity to fully understand impact, the organisational environment plays a key role in supporting impact. We focus on five areas of institutional management which, if addressed, contribute to healthier approaches to impact and support a more positive and embedded institutional culture.

The Five C’s of Institutional Impact Health

  1. Commitment: The extent to which the organisation is committed to impact through strategy, systems, staff development and integrating impact into research and education processes.
  2. Connectivity: The extent to which the organisational units work together, how they connect to an overall strategy, and how cohesive these connections are.
  3. Clarity: How clearly staff within the institution understand impact, how impact extends beyond traditional expectations of academic research, and their role in delivering impact.
  4. Competencies: The impact-related skills and expertise within the institution, development of those skills across individuals and teams, and value placed on impact-related specialisms
  5. Coproduction: The extent of, and quality of, engagement with non-academics to generate meaningful effects.

The Five C’s of Institutional Health are outlined in our paper and our Institutional Health workbook.