Who is responsible for growth?
In a training last week, we were working through a 9-box exercise and discussing what differentiated high-performing/high-potential; teachers from low-performing/low-potential ones.
A pair of APs noted that in a school where there is a lack of support for teacher growth, performance was likely to be lower.
In other words, it isn’t all the teacher’s responsibility to grow; the organization also bears some responsibility.
What happens if we really embrace this perspective?
What if we viewed lack of growth as a failure of the organization rather than a failure of the individual? We would probably work harder to make sure that the organization was indeed supporting growth, and if we weren’t getting results, we would examine what we were doing and make changes. Or we could just blame the individuals.
So, have you thought about how well your organization is developing your people?
Do good and be well,
Leave a Reply.