Teacher Talk: A Post-Formal Inquiry into Educational Change

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Appendix E
The Changing Organizational Culture
The Old Story
The New Story
Fixed, bureaucratic structure Flexible, dynamic structure
Status-laden and rigid Functional and evolutionary
Power resides at top Power is shared by empowerment
Motivate, manipulate people Inspire, care for each other
Compliance is valued Creative contribution is valued
Focus on problems Focus on opportunities
Blame people for failure Encourage learning from failure
Short-term focus Long-term perspective
Past regimen reinforced Innovation and novelty nurtured
Work within constraints Seek the ideal
Progress by increments Progress by leaps
Technology and capital based People and knowledge based
Linear/logical/reductionist Dynamic/intuitive/expanding
Insisting on “the right way” Encouraging learning/exploring
Driven by survival needs Driven by desire to develop, fulfill self
External acknowledgment needed Acknowledgment comes from self
Adversarial and competitive Cooperative and supportive

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