The City School Southern Region. Organization and Reengineering of Schools. Organizational Citizenship Behavior and School Performance. Group Members. Basic Concept of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB). There is a striking similarity between a state and an organization.
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Organizational Citizenship Behavior
Basic Concept ofOrganizational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB)
There is a striking similarity between a state and an organization.
Definition of OCB
Individual behaviours of employees that are beneficial to the organization and are discretionary, not directly recognized by formal reward system but rather a matter of personal choice.
Components of OCB
The strength of an individual’s identification with an organization.
Positive emotional attachment
Cannot afford to leave due to economic and social costs
Perceived obligation to remain
Where Do We Stand Now?
The school ethos and culture is based on positive attitude.
Loyalty with the organization and performance of duty not related to the reward system but by choice.
Competitive salaries and opportunities for professional development through in-service and on job training.
High commitment with the organization creating The City School family.
High Organizational Performance
High Organizational Performance in relation to Organizational Citizenship behavior has certain theoretical consideration which suggest the aligning of People, Strategy, and Process through:
(Gravenkemper & LePla 2009)
Keeping this theoretical framework of high organizational performance in mind, specific suggestions can be made to Reengineer the existing practices in The City Schools.
In the grasslands,
somewhere on the African continent,
success can be defined in terms of life and death,
Survival is a strong motivator.
Here’s a short story …
When the light comes in the Eastern sky and you sense that the sun will soon steal the comfort and security of the night, the gazelle starts to stir. He knows that if, during this day, he does not run faster than the fastest cheetah, he may be caught and then he will be killed.
Not far away, the cheetah stretches out his powerful muscles and thinks of the day ahead, He knows that if he does not run faster than the slowest gazelle, he will surely starve.
The moral of this story …
It doesn’t matter whether you are a gazelle or a cheetah …
…when the sun is up …
… you had better be running.