International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Managing Change in a Democratic Culture: A Case Study Approach
Avhurengwi Samson Mabade

Although managing change in a democratic culture is not a simplistic issue, leadership is expected to manage change for the effectiveness of any organization or institution. However, there is abundance literature in change management but about change management in a democratic culture is a few. The purpose of this article is to encourage the newly appointed school principals to manage change for the improvement of school performance since everyone understands his/her rights. The researcher identified six schools including three primaries with an enrolment of more than three hundred and twelve educators and three secondary schools with an enrolment of more than six hundred and twenty educators under the leadership of newly appointed principals. Three schools were identified from rural area and three from urban area in the same Circuit. The participants comprised of three female principals and three male principals to make a total of six. The participants were interviewed in their respective schools at their convenient times. The purpose of conducting semi-structured interviews was to find out the experiences of the newly appointed principals in change management and to ascertain challenges in their working relationships. The researcher used reflective diary and audio recorder for the collection of data that was transcribed by the researcher. The data was analyzed using data matrix and reported as a case study.

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