EVALUATION OF MANAGERS' ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SITUATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS BEFORE AND DURING THE PANDEMIC PERIOD
Through education, societies raise the awareness within future generations and shape them as they wish. Due to the importance of educational institutions, organizational commitment of employees in educational institutions is also important. Detection and comparison of organizational commitment before and during the pandemic will be an important source of data in this challenging period.
The aim of the research is to evaluate the situation of providing and developing organizational commitment of administrators and teachers in educational organizations before and during the pandemic in public primary schools in the 2020-2021 education period. In line with the research objectives, open-ended questions were asked to 20 teachers and 20 administrators, and the data of the research were obtained.
After the analysis of the research data, the following conclusions were reached: When the participants were mentioned about organizational commitment, it was concluded that the teachers and administrators thought of the work commitment (loyalty).
The results show that before the pandemic, administrators organized dining events according to the teachers’ and the administrators' views in order to ensure organisational commitment. The teachers defend that an equal and fair environment should be reached when developing organisational commitment while the administrators think the environment should be motivating. In order to provide, develop and maintain the organisational commitment, teachers believe that it is important to be equal and fair and the administrators believe that constructive criticism should be present.
It has been concluded that during the pandemic, to ensure organisational commitment, the administrators arrange online meetings according to the teachers’ and the administrators’ opinion. While teachers mention the need to be in close dialogue (continuous dialogue) to develop organizational commitment, administrators say that there should be an effective communication environment. Also, according to the teachers, in providing, developing and maintaining organizational commitment, it is necessary to be motivating, it is achieved through good (effective) communication according to the views of the administrators.
Keywords: Manager1, Pandemic(Covid-19)2, Education3, Organizational Commitment4
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