High-Reliability Schools: Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Cultures

It’s the last day of the month, and that means the last #822chat focused on the topic of high reliability schools.

In September we discussed:

  • What is a high reliability school?
  • Prioritizing action steps.
  • The role communication plays in a high reliability school.
  • Key leadership skills.

This week we asked, how a safe, supportive, and collaborative culture is critical as a school system grows in complexity.

Here are the top insights from the chat.

Safe and Supportive During Exploration

As systems grow, there is more need to explore. It’s during exploration that a safe and supportive culture is needed the most.

Increased complexity also means problem-solving becomes increasingly focused.

The Need for a Shared Purpose and Vision

A safe, supportive, and collaborative culture is not an isolated variable. It depends on a collaboratively created vision and shared sense of purpose.

Without these foundational pieces in places, the friction can become erosive.

Your Turn

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How does a school increase the emotional safety of students and staff? What are the most important attributes in a safe, supportive, and collaborative culture to you?

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