IMPROVEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE: A CASE STUDY OF LITHUANIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Algirdas Giedraitis, Audronė Ispiryan

Abstract


This article provides a synthesis of various scholarly opinions on how to improve organizational culture of the school. The qualitative research methodology was chosen for empirical research. The survey was conducted by interviewing respondents from an educational institution in Lithuania. The semi-structured interview method was applied to the study. The results showed that the factors having influence on the success and effectiveness of organizational culture and its improvement are: strong relationship between parents and the community, a student-centred learning environment, consistent institutional guidance systems, norms, values and working environment practices. In order to improve organizational culture of the educational institution, it is necessary to improve the communication and cooperation system, develop open management that would guide the community members to be responsible for their actions, to create the atmosphere involving all community members in self-learning providing feedback, promote leadership, initiate changes. The educational institution uses these determinants to create a learning organization.

KEYWORDS: organizational culture improvement, educational institution.

JEL CODES: M-14.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/rfds.v27i1.1864


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