The danger of treating your staff like family
Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
- Building a school culture that feels like family is a trap. Often preserving the family becomes more important than achieving your school goals.
- When you create a school culture that feels like family, it often means that your staff will expect you to play the parent -- solving their problems, resolving their conflicts, and giving them direction.
- Here’s the hard truth: Your team is not your family. No matter how much you enjoy working with your team, the relationship is still, at its core, transactional and temporary-- They are being paid to work there and can move to another organization at any time.
- There is a real danger in focusing on building a family culture. Sure, you get many benefits of family -- loyalty, affection, and closeness. But, you also get the attendant dysfunctions of families as well.
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