“Without guidelines, people start doing each other's work. That causes a lot of confusion and disruption.
For starters, assume that an organization such as the Richland - 2 School District has five distinct roles:
STRATEGIC, LEADERSHIP, SUPERVISORY, OPERATIONAL, and EXECUTION.
STRATEGIC is the work reserved for the Board. It looks far out into the future, establishes policy and audits the processes.
LEADERSHIP is the work of the Superintendent and her/his administrative staff, who implement policy.
SUPERVISORY is the work of the School Principals.
OPERATIONAL is the work of the Department Heads leading the day-to-day sessions.
EXECUTION is the work of the classroom teachers who deliver the established daily contacts with students.
When there is transgression into others' roles, confusion and 9-hour Board meetings result. Think of the concept as driving lanes. Stay in your own lane and do the work you are assigned to do. The trip will be much smoother!!!!”