Lean technologies for managing the processes of professional self-realization of teachers
The article analyzes the results of testing a resource-saving (humanistic) type of social technology that accompanies the processes of teacher’s self-realization. These are universal technologies that allow diagnosing and adjusting professional efforts of young teachers, making management decisions that help to preserve the human resources of educational organizations and to reveal the teacher’s professional capabilities. Self-realization is a source of preserving health and developing the teacher’s personality. The author sees it as a balance between the need to fulfill social roles and a chance to keep one’s individuality. The article provides an analysis of a discussion about the problems of education and science management. It is noted that the “effective management” system would not accept criticism or complaints from the professional scientific professorial elite. In this situation, the author sees a way out in relying on the teacher’s personality. In a managerial sense, we are talking about the use of lean technologies to support self-realization processes that will be protection tools against professional and emotional crises. Lean technologies ensure the change of stimulating management to saving (understanding) management. The lean context of working with human resources can be provided by use of humanistic technologies to support professional activities. The emphasis on self-realization processes is an option for solving the problem of educational institutions being “carnivalized”. Management technology to support self-realization processes involves creating suitable conditions, stimulating a person’s creative activity, strengthening their professional dignity. These are tools for adapting young teachers to professional activities. The empirical data necessary for diagnosing and correcting self-realization processes at all stages of applying the “lean” technology was obtained by means of a hybrid research complex that involves a quantitative-qualitative approach and a number of appropriate methods and techniques combined.