A beehive model for management and leadership development in primary schools in North West Province, South Africa
The Beehive Model elevates strategic planning and management to the highest rostrum as a strategy for assisting schools to be relevant to the needs of present-day societies. Additionally, the Model regards capacity building as a necessity that should enable school managers to reflect on the aims of education and attainment of outcomes that provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to all aspects of planning in the school. Communication is essential in all organisations, " fact attested to by the empirical study which uncovered that communication with stakeholders has the highest response rate. However, the lowest ranked item was accommodation of diverse needs and interests of stakeholders. It would appear that for the sake of relevance to society's needs. schools should be re-aligned to accommodate stakeholders' needs and interests. It is also observed that in another set of questions the lowest ranked items were forging of trust, respect and understanding, as well as lack of understanding of schools' visions and missions. Surely, schools require a new breed of school managers who can form productive partnerships with stakeholders. It is envisaged that the Model would enhance school managers' capacity to expedite functions linked to activities such as decision making, managing, leading and maintenance of effective personnel relationship in primary schools in North West Province. The Model should also provide the basis for integrated and coordinated education, training and development programmes for school managers in the greater South Africa. key words: Beehive Model, talent orientation, stakeholder participation, organisational strategy, business discipline, change leadership, management development, leadership development, professional development, functional structures, pay and incentives.
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