How to Upgrade Your Systems

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:

  • We always say we need systems, but you already have systems in place -- they’re just bad systems.
  • Most “people problems” are really the result of bad systems.
  • We act like in order to serve kids, we have to sacrifice the adults. What if we could serve both the kids and the adults?
  • The results you’re getting in school are the exact results your systems were designed to deliver. If you don’t like your results, change your systems. 
  • If your systems only serve the students and drain the adults, they’re not sustainable. If your systems only serve adults but not your students, they’re not impactful. If your systems are going to help you achieve your vision, they must benefit your students AND the adults who serve them.
This episode is next in a series of practical episodes about how to focus on the right work and stop wasting time on things that don’t matter.

Today, we’re looking at a powerful process we use in BU to help us design systems that set our schools up for success. I’m taking you step-by-step through the process (warning: this is gonna hurt) to help you examine your current systems and upgrade them so that they serve both your students and your adults.

That way, you can build sustainable systems that help you achieve your vision #LikeABuilder. 

Check out these highlights:
  • Why bad systems create people problems
  • The value of having good systems in place
  • A step-by-step breakdown of the System Audit and Design process
  • How to build systems that serve your students AND the adults in your building
  • The 3 biggest benefits of a System Audit
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