The second C-B dynamic: organizational diagnosis and coherence

Crowther, Frank and Jeyaraj, Senthu (2011) The second C-B dynamic: organizational diagnosis and coherence. In: From school improvement to sustained capacity: the parallel leadership pathway. Corwin (Sage), Thousand Oaks, California, United States, pp. 45-63. ISBN 978-1-4129-8694-6


The concept of organizational 'coherence' is certainly not new, as the 1946 date for our opening quote from renowned theorist Peter Drucker indicates. Nor is it new to think of a school as a piece of music-images of in-tune schools and out-of-tune schools are easy enough to conjure up. What is new is the understanding that, without a process in place to ensure a high level of 'coherence' between key organizational factors, school leaders cannot easily proceed to create the fundamental conditions for sustainable school success. What are the key factors? And what are the implications for school leaders? These questions provide the impetus for this chapter on the second C-B dynamic.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 06:58
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 03:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: school leadership; cultural change; structural change; change management; IDEAS project
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions

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