Organization Theory for Implementation Science (OTIS) is a user-friendly resource to help integrate organization theory into implementation research and practice. It is based on the premise that organization theory offers highly relevant, yet untapped explanations of organizational dynamics influencing implementation. OTIS helps to integrate organization theory into implementation science, thereby contributing to a more comprehensive understanding of how, why, and under what circumstances implementation occurs than currently possible with extant implementation science frameworks.
As part of OTIS’ development, experts identified 12 central organization theories. Through the inspection of literature on these theories a range of constructs and propositions could be identified that are relevant to implementation. The eloquent team of researchers hosting this webinar have integrated the findings from this process and produced tools to facilitate the application of OTIS in implementation science. Included are a menu of implementation determinants, theoryderived propositions for how these may influence implementation, and alignment of determinants with the inner and outer context domains of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research.
Next to presenting OTIS, the team will help and guide attendees in understanding how to integrate the tool in their implementation research. There will also be rich opportunity to discuss the potential and bounds of organizational theory’s contributions to implementation science.