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ERIC Number: ED248572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Positive Organizational Climate: The Key to Quality Circles.
Hogan, Dan; Roth, Karen
The changes necessary for creating a quality school can best be made in a positive organizational climate because any real change requires the active involvement of people in the organization, who will not participate unless they are highly satisfied with their work environment. Such an open, facilitating, nurturing environment can only be developed with leadership, staff support, willingness to take risks, and long-term commitment. Observation of organizations with successful climate improvement projects has led to development of the Roth/Hogan Model for Organizational Climate Improvement, involving the following 14 steps: gather informal data; determine the strength of your support system; make a commitment to the implementation of a comprehensive, systematic organizational climate improvement project; form a management committee; collect data; synthesize data; share data; prioritize short and long range projects; establish action committees; action committees develop action plans; management committee approves action plans; implement the plans; reassess--"How are we doing?"; and continue the process. Ideas and programs suggested by school climate action committees have included the following: faculty senate, student forum, parents' advisory council, Positive Peer influence, and weekend retreats for students and staff. (DCS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A