What is your definition of Win-Win?
- Win-Lose: where our leadership does what they want anyways, regardless of probation policies
- Lose-Lose: where probation leadership removes access to things, or instates policies that restrict teachers in retaliation
- Lose-Win: and give up the fight and let others run the show.
Over the past 2 years our new principal has worked really hard at building a relationship with probation, and it is slowly coming into a Win-Win situation, though we still have a long way to go.
My definition of Win-Win is formed largely by what I’m seeing unfold in my district. I believe “Win-Win” is all about communication. When coworkers or partners are communicating effectively then everyone feels heard, even if they don’t get their way. When changes or new policies are formed collaboratively rather than given as orders, people are more willing to comply even if they have to give a little in the process.