Good people fail in disconnected systems.
How can we really make improvement work across an organization? What enables people to solve problems and make the best decisions at every level? We begin by helping people understand improvement is a connected, system-wide process deeply rooted in the capabilities of the people within the organization. Today, we hear from an award-winning Superintendent, and our Director of Thought Leadership, Dr. Pat Greco, who has supported an organization through hardwiring improvement from the boardroom to the classroom. Listen as Pat and Janet discuss the fundamentals of classroom improvement and the problem with viewing people as job titles in our organizations.
This episode answers questions such as:
- What obstacles stop people from getting on board with continuous improvement in classrooms?
- Why do improvement processes benefit all people in organizations?
- What are the fundamentals of improvement and why are they so important?
Featured Episode Resources
SE | BUILDING THE CONDITIONS FOR A LEARNING CULTURE
How can we support student and adult learning? Help people leave their comfort zone. The way people and teams learn is through trial and error. If we want to foster innovative ideas, creative solutions and the ability to respond quickly to change on our teams, we start by building a culture that is safe for people to experiment.
SE | THEY KEY TO SUCCESS: CONTINUOUS LEADER DEVELOPMENT
The demands of constant change and transformation in our industry call for bold leadership. Oftentimes we see rapid change cause leaders to pause on leader development activities. While it’s valid to think that focusing on managing change itself is most important, there is another way.
SE | STRONG LEADERS MANAGE CHANGE EFFECTIVELY
Education systems need strong leaders who know how to navigate change in ways that inspire people and create new opportunities. However, it’s not enough alone to get leadership on board with managing change. Continuous change requires that all employees take ownership to solve problems and feel accountable for the organization’s results.
9P | ONBOARD BEYOND THE FIRST DAY
In this video, Vice President of Operations for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team, Donna Kirby, explains the importance of onboarding employees beyond their first day of work. Donna answers the questions, “How long should onboarding last?”, “How can I set up new employees for success?”, and offers four tips for onboarding and training success.
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