|dc.description.abstract||The Beehive Model elevates strategic planning and management to the highest rostrum as a strategy for assisting schools to be relevant to the needs of present-day societies.
Additionally, the Model regards capacity building as a necessity that should enable
school managers to reflect on the aims of education and attainment of outcomes that
provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to all aspects of planning in the
Communication is essential in all organisations, " fact attested to by the empirical study
which uncovered that communication with stakeholders has the highest response rate.
However, the lowest ranked item was accommodation of diverse needs and interests of
stakeholders. It would appear that for the sake of relevance to society's needs. schools
should be re-aligned to accommodate stakeholders' needs and interests. It is also
observed that in another set of questions the lowest ranked items were forging of trust,
respect and understanding, as well as lack of understanding of schools' visions and
missions. Surely, schools require a new breed of school managers who can form
productive partnerships with stakeholders. It is envisaged that the Model would enhance
school managers' capacity to expedite functions linked to activities such as decision making, managing, leading and maintenance of effective personnel relationship in
primary schools in North West Province. The Model should also provide the basis for
integrated and coordinated education, training and development programmes for school
managers in the greater South Africa.
key words: Beehive Model, talent orientation, stakeholder participation, organisational
strategy, business discipline, change leadership, management development, leadership
development, professional development, functional structures, pay and incentives.||en_US