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Dear All, Sor+ gor or has launched its project on 'EdPEx' as a pilot test on 15 universities, using Education Criteria for Performance Excellence ka. This is the same as Malcolm Baldrige Education Criteria and close to 'Thailand Quality Award-TQA' with its full focus on education so no question is asked whether 'business criteria could be used in education' na ka. We do adopt quite a few ideas from business, though!
That's a brief background in case some of you aren't familiar with them na ka.
My note isn't really about the process of this pilot project but it's some little things from participating in this activity as a sub-committee and a speaker in one small session ka.
It's true that sometimes, 'name' doesn't matter but in this case, I emphasize the use of the acronym, 'EdPEx', all the time, simply to ensure that we know we're doing it for education and for the heightened quality of our education, not for 'Award' (and 'Face')
Like (to hear) it or not, the Criteria isn't easy to understand within days and the best is to try it out in our organization ka. I feel some participants felt the pressure but were ready to learn and move forward. It's hard for them to convey to others in their institutions/faculties. I hope they realize that even for us speakers, we find it a challenge to think of the best ways to transmit what needs to be learned ka. We too are learning from listening to other speakers and the audience ka.
Why so difficult?
We're very much used to having things table out readily for us.....check-list has made our lives far too easy for far too long?
We aren't so good in linking things up together as clear division has made us feel free to be in our own little empire of work???
We're in the 'top-down' culture to the extent that we could just wait for our bosses to decide and tell us exactly what they want us to do--in some institutions, 'no questions asked, just do it!' lae ka.
What could be different?
Accept that it's similar to our life, which is ambiguous--we learn while we're going along.
Discuss to appreciate diversity of thoughts and observations.
Create a professional culture of 'No harm to ask' to get things communicated and done for a broader purpose beyond self.
Enjoy working on difficult tasks (ไม่ยากไม่อยากทำ), not only to challenge our own capabilities and to do good for our organizations, but also to have inner happiness 'ปิติ', jing mai ka? Something money can't buy for sure ka!
One more very tiny but significant dimension to share ka-- our youngest staff got an 'office syndrome', working for far too long on her computer and yes, our ergonomics is in question too! This isn't something we can just take it for granted after her visit to a doctor ka.
Following EdPEx, I told them that it reminded me of MK....though it seems to be a gimmick for waiters and waitresses to dance on the hour, it also has some merit when looking at it closely. I start ringing a little bell to alert all to leave their monitors and stretch out. Does it work? Not quite yet ka...but we'll keep trying na ka. We hope to ask our alumnus to help see how to improve our seats too.
I'm on leave today but did send my email to signal our 'stretch time'!
You all la ka? I'm ringing this little bell laew ka! Up and stretch na ka.
Happy weekend ka.
EdPEx เป็นเรื่องของการดำเนินการองค์กรเพื่อ performance excellence ขององค์กรด้านการศึกษา เน้นการมองภาพรวมของทั้งองค์กร เน้นทั้งคุณภาพ ประสิทธิผล ประสิทธิภาพ การเรียนรู้ และการพัฒนาองค์กร
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