Each day one of the most policy driven areas I seem to deal with is personnel. This area can be very complex and very time consuming especially in dealing with all the paperwork. Personnel is a challenge because you know the person is a great person on the social side but the professional side he or she may need some fine tuning. This semester I have learned how to better handle this area. Session two really gave me insight how to handle personnel matters with political correctness, social engineering while maintaining a cultivating culture and manage change at the same time. I learned that policy must be implemented fairly and consistently with each situation and by doing this it will help to cultivate a culture that will hold people accountable to their jobs and let them know the work place is fair.
The handling of personnel can change a culture of a school division. Personnel must realize their purpose for being in the organization and that each will be held accountable. No member of the team can ever feel that he/she holds all of the power and is untouchable. Everyone has an important role and they must do their part on a daily basis to ensure the school division runs smoothly on a daily basis. This class reinforced my belief that no one is above policy and leaders must do their parts to ensure that no one ever feels “empowered” to be above policy.
The thought for the day from session two holds true; “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship” Louisa May Alcott. I am doing just that by practicing what I have learned in class this semester.