Framework and Theory of Change
The evidence-based framework and theory of change utilized to guide the behaviors and expectations for the fulfillment of Fargo Public School’s Strategic Plan is Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization.
Peter Senge’s Systems theory explicitly states that perfect performance at the system level is unobtainable. The Strategic Target is to learn how to be ‘better every day’ as a full team, not isolated efforts within effective projects. Our Strategic Target should be the creation of a learning system that is continually working to improve.
Systems thinking, when embraced, can lead positive disruption towards changing the culture of an organization or system.
Systems thinking creates a true learning organization “where people at every level of the system continually expand their capacity to learn to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are truly nurtured, where collective aspiration is clearly defined and known by everyone, and where people are continually learning how to learn together to reach what we aspire and commit to together.”
The true source of success and barriers are the mental models embraced and relationships developed at every level of the organization.