ERIC Number: ED104004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Some Conditions Affecting Organizational Processes in Schools -- Second Installment.
Runkel, Philip J.; Bell, Warren E.
This paper examines two main questions: what indicators of staff readiness are useful in planning an organizational consultation with a school staff, and how evidence of those indicators can be effectively gathered. Based on experience in past consultations with various school staffs, it is concluded that a school is likely to benefit from organizational development consultation if the staff is willing to undergo four or more days of initial training, if staff members are able to communicate in emotional situations, and if some type of collaborative organizational innovation has been attempted at the school fairly recently. Included in the paper are samples of survey instruments suitable for gathering data about the various indicators of staff readiness. (JG)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Consultation Programs, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Inservice Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship, Measurement Techniques, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Questionnaires, Readiness
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, Washington, D. C., March 31-April 4, 1975)