Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement
How can we do better? That is the question that drives a culture of continuous improvement. It involves listening to people and taking an authentic look at the data on how the organization is performing. It involves accountability in measuring the important things an organization values. That’s how our guest in this episode puts it as he speaks about his journey to building a culture of continuous improvement in his school district. Today, Tom Livezey, Superintendent of Oakridge Public Schools in Muskegon, Michigan, joins us. Listen as he shares about what it takes to create this kind of culture. Listen as he also shares about his district’s close relationship with their union and key strategies he uses to keep everyone on the same page and moving in the right direction.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- What actions can leaders who work with unions take to strengthen the relationship and promote unity?
- Why is it vital for leaders to focus on the present, and how can they ground themselves there amid change and uncertainty?
- What are some of the most important things communities need from school districts and education systems at this moment in time?