Showing posts from December, 2012

Education Drivers, Innovation, Culture and Targets

Education Drivers(Fullan) personalisedstudent centredcapacitysystemnessSystem Needs & Change(Clayton Christensen) efficiency (faster & cheaper)sustaining (improve current system needs),disruptive (make complicated solutions simpler)Enabler Technologies internetubiquitousmobileefficient (cost and HR support)rich contentPurpose and Target Doing the same things the same way will not work
Move from a centralised authority to a discreet andtargeted system focus on targeted client audiences (not at the system middle)view schools as interconnected cottage industriesfocus on teaching and learning work practices (Hattie)Why, then how then  what Innovation and Culture innovation is as important for leaders as strategy and operational excellenceInnovation to enable continuous improvement (not big bang)Disciplined, deliberate, relentlessDeveloping business units culture,artefacts and explicit purpose.Identify school site culture and focus on variants of service.One size doesn't fit all.Nur…

Strategy and Culture

Culture eats strategy Culturecan be identified in a business unit's artifacts:
vision, norms, symbols, beliefs, behaviors, and traditions.Strategy- successful strategies need supportive cultures.
IssueQ: How does a business unit get the best out of strategy in periods of uncertainty and structural change. (How do you get buy-in to achieve what needs to be achieved?)

The Culture of a Business Unit Business Unit Questions:How do our artifacts describe us?What artifacts actively attracts people to use our services?What artifacts actively discourage success?
Immediate culture questionsVision and Mission how is the vision made evident throughout all of our activities?is the vision and mission persuasive?  Collaboration how do our projects cross support and benefit each other?Education how do project leaders co-educate each other and what artifacts demonstrates a culture of co-learning?Is our unit a skilled team or a unit of skilled ind…