Improving Individual, Team and Organizational Learning Through Organization Development Interventions (ODI) : A Case Study of a Private K12 School, Thailand

Siam Kaewprasith

Abstract


This research aims to improve teachers and staff as individuals, team, and organizational learning through the organization development interventions (ODI) for a private school with 3,087 students, from kindergarten to higher secondary, with 213 Thai teachers, and 32 foreigner teachers. The  researcher facilitated an action research with mixed of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine current understanding, practice, and factors enable individuals, team and organization learning. The research designed and implemented Organization Development Intervention (ODI), sets of designed planned actions, organizing workshops, and on spot trainings in an atmosphere of schooling activities to improve organizational learning. The progress analysis was determined from the Mean scores of the different gap scores of the variables between the Pre ODI and Post ODI. The pair simple t-test was applied as statistical analysis to test the hypothesis. Ho1 is rejected as there is a significant difference between Pre ODI and Post ODI on individual learning, team learning and organizational learning. The qualitative data indicates that after engaged to ODI teachers and staff at the school demonstrated improvement of their interest and support for the school organizational learning at all levels. This study success to raise the impacts to personal attitudes and changes practices. The school teachers and staff as individuals, team, and organizational learning have been improved organizational learning through OD Intervention that enable them to practice it and make use to break through the turbulent situation, ensure sustainability and retains its competitive advantage in very competitive and changing circumstances.   


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school organizational learning; learning organization

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