The work of improvement creates the backbone for real change where it matters. Focus on continuous improvement yields valuable results and radically changes outcomes in a number of fields, but in education, momentum has struggled. In the words of today’s guest, the education field hasn’t hardwired the deep skillset of improvement and we have more work to do. In this episode, Dr. Pat Greco joins us to continue the conversation around improving school systems and organizations so leaders can accelerate results and sustain success over time.
Pat will also share about the chapter she contributed to in Tony Bryk’s book, Improvement in Action.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- What are the most important measures to look at when it comes to improvement work, and why?
- What tools or tactics can have the greatest impact when it comes to transforming a struggling organization?
- How can leaders improve their organizations despite resistance from other executives or members of their community?
Recommended Resources: Plan, Do, Study, Act, Implementing PDSA Cycles, Are We Just Documenting or Improving Processes? & Keep the Complex Simple
Recommended Podcasts: What’s Under the Rock?, Creating Cultures of Improvement & Building an Army of Improvers