In today’s interview by hr-editor Claudia Wehrle, the headmaster Stefan Caspar and Dr. Claudia Nagel intensely discussed the topic of „what school directors can learn from managers“.

The role of principals has changed dramatically over the last few years and is increasingly determined by economic criteria, so that directing a school more and more can be compared to the management of a company. The classic manager roles (information, decision-making and relationship roles) must now also be performed by school leaders. With regard to the „product“ education and knowledge transfer for young people in comparison with classical corporate products and services, however, the school head is more likely to provide value-oriented attitude. This should not be based only on economic criteria, but also has to take into account the long-term development of the heart and character. For executives, however, the aspect of appreciation and meaning for employees is increasingly in the foreground.