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NEW School Rules Blog

The NEW School Rules: 6 Vital Practices for Thriving and Responsive Schools is both a practical guide for how to improve the practices of schools and districts as well as a thoughtful examination of the self-imposed barriers that can get in the way of getting work done in organizations.

Anthony Kim, Jose Dotres, and Tomas Hanna

Anthony Kim, @anthonx is a nationally recognized leader in education technology, school design, and personalized learning. Jose Dotres, @jldotres is Chief Human Capital Officer of Miami-Dade Public Schools. Tomas Hanna, @tomasnhanna is Chief Human Capital Officer of New York City Schools.

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Innovative Leadership

3 Keys to Creating a More Agile School District

In 2012, Google began studying how workers can transform productivity by examining the perfect team. They scrutinized everything from how often they socialize together, to how regularly they communicate, to their personal backgrounds. Like many organizations, Google believed that putting the best people together would create the highest level of productivity. However, no matter what data they collected, they didn’t see any consistent patterns.

What they eventually identified as a consistent thread across successful teams is the group norms. Norms are the rules of engagement, whether clearly articulated or unwritten – these are rules that govern how people function when they get together. The more aligned the group was on these norms, the quicker they were able to get things done.

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