ERIC Number: ED433610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Emerging Strategies for Private-Sector Governance.
This report delineates five governance strategies in U.S. corporations that have emerged over the last 20 years: (1) reform of corporate boards, which includes the role of boards and implementation approaches; (2) organizational improvement, which details employee involvement, total quality management, and reengineering; (3) developing team-based organizations and types of teams; (4) establishing independent sub-units, such as "Greenfield Sites," and co-governance; and (5) creating organization networks, such as process interdependence and resource coalitions. As each strategy is addressed, the role of key stakeholder groups is discussed, the underlying values and goals associated with the strategy are identified, and the change process involved in implementing the strategy is reviewed. The changing nature of accountability, human-resource requirements, and particular challenges faced in implementing the strategy also are discussed. Case examples, including the results obtained upon implementation of each strategy, follow. The article then describes future trends in private-sector governance, such as corporate boards, different kinds of governance systems, team-based structures, and network organizations. A conclusion offers some analogies to public education, such as board reform, organizational improvement, team-based structures and mini-business units, independent sub-units, and networks. Two appendices provide a summary of governance strategies, along with some examples. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Private Sector, School Administration, School Policy
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: For related documents, see EA 030 023-025 and EA 030 027.