Scott Norton (2008) says, "In a healthy organization, challenges are addressed, solutions to problems are found, and new methods and innovations are initiated." (p. 244) Healthy school climates allow for collaboration and the sharing of ideas. In these schools, leaders do not discourage disagreement they encourage it. Dealing with conflict and encouraging it leads to innovation.
"Conflict and controversy can be helpful in leading to preferred solutions." - Scott Norton (2008)
According to Norton (2008) three major factors influence climate in schools.
- Collegiality of the faculty
- Student discipline