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ERIC Number: ED436204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-4
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Confronting the Future: Instruction Can Do It.
Parsons, Michael H.
Community colleges are on the cutting edge of the multidirectional change with the coming of a new century. Peters and Waterman, two management consultants, have spawned thousands of models, designs, and strategies for using organizational excellence as a gyroscope for navigating the turbulence of change. This paper presents Waterman's four-step template that provides those seeking to use instruction as a change management design with a perspective for assessment: (1) structure: engaging the task; (2) systems: leveraging change; (3) style: pick your strategies; and (4) strategy: the Minnesota mindset. A careful analysis of the components and infusion into a college's culture will give direction and perspective. The author concludes that the transition to a learning organization is a task that will succeed to the extent that it is in the hands of those who must implement it. Faculty must be encouraged to create a common, shared meaning out of a reality that is kaleidoscopic-multi-dimensional and always changing. They have the ability if given the opportunity. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A