πŸ’¬ Sustaining School Organisational Change

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The challenge of sustaining while simultaneously also evolving the organisational change is an art few have clearly mastered.

It is a markedly different art to that of making the initial change.

While the theory is important the sustaining, and the opportune revitalisation of the core change is an art that requires a macro understanding of whole school change and a recognition that this very much a political exercise. Sometimes it is small p political, but in mostly it is likely capital p political.

Ultimately it is about orchestrating electoral acceptability, governments winning and retaining office and the executive decision makers securing personal β€˜wins’; an imperative rarely mentioned in the school or even the general change literature.

System change is an intriguing beast. So much energy is given to getting the change off the ground. Maintaining change seems to be something different altogether. For example, so much effort was put into getting schools eSmart. However, it is unclear what it means to sustain this. I really like Dave Cormier’s call to move past the working with the willing.

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