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How to Set Strategy From the Outside In

Essentially an article about business strategy, but this set of questions is a great jumping off point for strategic planning for schools: “…rather than ask what we are good at…you ask who are our customers? What else do they need? And then you say we are going to give that to them regardless of whether we have the skills to do so…” Start from the outside in.

[Students or Teachers] – Who Comes First?

The title of this article is is actually ‘Customers or Employees – Who Comes First?’ But if we translate it into something that is meaningful for schools, we find ourselves asking ‘Should we prioritise the needs of teachers or students?’ Students are the reason schools exist, but a happy, engaged, committed staff is able to achieve amazing things. What to do? Kevin Eikenberry