It's All About the People — This article by Doug Lynch and Jennifer M. Worden compares complex, "human-capital-intensive" services/businesses: teaching/education, luxury hotel, business consulting with the goal of taking what works in business and applying it to teachers/education. My take aways...

  • When hiring, focus on skills instead of degrees.
  • When setting goals, focus on the team and team goals, hold the team or teaching faculty accountable for students learning.
  • When evaluating employees/teachers, focus on "teacher achievement and engagement, with the assumption that student achievement will follow when teacher achievement and engagement are high.
It's All About the People - Phi Delta Kappan
Corporate-Higher Education Partnerships
Best Practices, Tools and Case Studies for Aligning Values
by Roxanne M Gonzales-Walker & Doug Lynch

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