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TIme to move to another role?

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by September, May 29, 2011.

  1. September

    September New commenter

    I have spent the past two years working with my department where the members complain about everything that is put in place in the dept and in the school. I feel that next year is going to be the same and am considering stepping down so that the school can hire a new head of dept who may be able to pull the team together.
     
  2. September

    September New commenter

    I have spent the past two years working with my department where the members complain about everything that is put in place in the dept and in the school. I feel that next year is going to be the same and am considering stepping down so that the school can hire a new head of dept who may be able to pull the team together.
     
  3. TBH I would sya that the only real loser in this scenario will be you...
    Unless you have another role of same or higher level of repsonsibility to go to, then I would hold on to it if I were you.... it's not going to help stepping down with your own career advancement.
    IF the members complain about everything - my advice is to:
    • Pre-empt complaints with a "solution" when/if possible
    • Follow the management and if necessary discimplinary procedures tha should be in place to make sure that what is needed to be done is - perhaps outlining on PM targets their responsiblities re team work and teaching expectations.
    • Ask the teachers to provide possible solutions that are workable in your own circumstances
    • SUggest that a replacement HOD could be worse
    • Use a calendar so that the staff know what's up and coming - so there are few unexpected surprises - so they are informed and not able to say anything is too short notice etc.
    • Record/minute everything - including their moaning - then use this to feed into PMs as well as evidence/lack of for team work etc
    • Discuss tactics used by other teams in the school if they suffer similarly
    Not sure that this will work - but my advice is to stay with it and perhaps look for other roles within your own or a new school - maybe time to move on if you really can't bear it?
     
  4. Have you bothered to ask these people what is at the root of the problem? Do they have a voice that is heard?
    How do you see your role? Is it to dictate to them or to listen to them? What do you do to support them?
     

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