ERIC Number: EJ1109228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
A Measure of Toxicity: The Challenge of Employee Fit in Organizational Change
Mize, Nicolas G.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v19 n3 p27-37 Sep 2016
Principal Vanessa Sanchez assumed leadership of a high-need, high-poverty urban school with a mandate from the district superintendent to change the school culture and to build an instructional team aligned to the principal's theory of change. The central dilemma of the case is how to lead organizational change while managing interpersonal difficulties between a new administrator and a potentially toxic employee, who has been seen using drugs on campus, and who is also suspected of possession of marijuana on campus. The case challenges students to grapple with systemic change, as opposed to only navigating individual conflict, to shift an organization's culture.
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Personality Theories, Principals, Urban Schools, School Culture, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Middle Schools, Conflict, Assistant Principals, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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