Gary Marx writes "Continuous improvement should be be one of the prime values embedded in the culture ... a commitment to becoming even better tomorrow than we are today." I think this is why I love working at ASB - I so often hear people saying "this is the best place I've ever worked - people know what they are doing, they care about quality and about people" and at the same time we are continually looking to see how we can do things better. At the weekend we opened our doors to the world - and educators came from places as far away as Brazil, Australia and Europe. At the end of the conference one of our visitors said to me: "Not many schools have the set up you do, if any." At ASB people really go the extra mile - they are loyal and caring and committed and because of that we are able to offer a top quality experience.
Trend 8 is about the movement away from the status quo and towards continuous improvement. Schools that aren't able to make this shift will fairly soon become obsolete.