1.2: High PerformanceOrganization (HPO) FrameworkAccordingto the study conducted in Hpocenter by Dr. De Waal, (2012).
The High Performance Organization(HPO) Framework is a conceptual, scientifically validated structure thatmanagers can use for deciding what to focus on in order to improveorganizational performance and make it sustainable. The HPO Framework is not aset of instructions or a recipe that can be followed blindly. Rather it is aframework that has to be translated by managers to their specificorganizational situation in their current time, by designing a specific variantof the framework for their organization.TheHPO Framework consists of five factors of high performance organizations; Quality of Management which deals with how head of schools and school managers within the school or organization are supposed to establish and maintain relationships with teachers through valuing their efforts and helping them where necessary. The management can maintain relationship by treating them fairly and encouraging them in performing teaching duties and other duties as assigned.
Openness and Action Orientation- the peractice of openness and action orientation within the school enviroment is conducted througth head of school or school manager ahving frequenly consultation with teachers as well as consider them in all teaching and learning process and plans. Lack of openness within the school will create unconducive environment and unsafe because teachers will not trust the management. Long-Term Committment- whenever teachers and the school management have a long term committment students academic achievement can be attained. Teachers and school management should have an agreement that gives them long term committment. Having long term committment between them will give more time and opportunity to teachers to study and experience their working environment through analysing the cons and prons in teaching and learning.
Using an HPO as a strategy will help to create working committment. Continuous Improvement – The process of continuous improvement and renewal starts with an HPO officer or head of school applying a unique strategy that will sets the school apart through developing many ways for the students academic achievement. The school can continue improve its process and strategies by doing analysis for the existing process and strategies to see if changes and improvement needed. Quality of Workforce, The quality of workforce in the school or organization can foster development. Having workforce who are qualified and experienced in teaching and learning industry will promote teaching and learning and enhance students academic achievement.
An HPO makes sure the school have diversity and scomplement workforce and hires people with intergrity and creativity in solving teaching and learning isssues. An HPO give an opportunity to head of schools to develop their teachers by training, letting teachers learn from others.