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ERIC Number: EJ816059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 105
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Distributed Leadership as Work Redesign: Retrofitting the Job Characteristics Model
Mayrowetz, David; Murphy, Joseph; Louis, Karen Seashore; Smylie, Mark A.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v6 n1 p69-101 Feb 2007
In this article, we revive work redesign theory, specifically Hackman and Oldham's Job Characteristics Model (JCM), to examine distributed leadership initiatives. Based on our early observations of six schools engaged in distributed leadership reform and a broad review of literature, including empirical tests of work redesign theory, we retrofit the JCM by: (1) adding more transition mechanisms to explain how changes in work could lead to the widespread performance of leadership functions; (2) accounting for distributed leadership reform as a group work redesign; and (3) enumerating relevant contextual variables that should impact the development, shape, and success of such reforms. (Contains 2 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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