ERIC Number: ED060521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Principal as Convener of Organizational Change. Research Reports in Educational Administration, Vol. II, No. 2.
Schmuck, Richard A.; Nelson, Jack E.
The authors propose that a principal, instead of making all decisions himself, should convene faculty, staff, and student groups to help bring conflict into the open and to work on organizational problems systematically. This "team-leader" role assumes that team members are intelligent, competent, and want to perform well; and that an open organizational climate with high trust and esprit facilitates group problem solving procedures. (RA)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Agents, Decision Making, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Principals, Problem Solving, Role Theory, Social Psychology
"Research Reports," Bureau of Educational Research, Hellems Annex 151, School of Education, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder 80302 ($1.50 each)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Bureau of Educational Research.