Managing Schools – the
Potential Contribution of TOC
Presented by Dr. Shoshi Reiter and Eli Schragenheim
TOCfe is focused on enhancing the use of TP in curriculum
and behavior, for improving the quality of the education.
Managers of schools are facing an overall wider challenge of
achieving more of the goal with the same resources. TOC has successfully dealt with the
management of manufacturing, distribution, projects, healthcare and public
sector. How straight-forward it is to
apply the generic insights of TOC to the management of educational
To show the potential contribution we need to acknowledge
the differences between schools and the regular TOC environments. We need to understand the key differences in
the definition of the goal, the ‘flow’, and the difficulty in synchronizing
human resources, which believe they are quite independent of the rest of the
system in delivering their contribution to the flow.
We will highlight the differences and the similarities of
managing schools to managing a typical TOC organization, and outline a
direction of the solution to significantly enhance the effectiveness of the
school managing director to put the school on the ‘red-curve’ of consistent and
significant improved performance.
Dr. Shoshi Reiter is one of the most known TOCfE
international leaders and has been a speaker in the TOCICO conference in
Eli Schragenheim is a known figure in the TOC
community. He received the TOC Lifetime
Achievement Award in 2014.