Identifying and explaining the dimensions of teacher talent management using the Grounded theory

Document Type: Original Article


1 Educational Administration Ph.D Student, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Neyshabur Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran

2 Islamic Azad University of Neyshabor

3 University of Birjand



Background:Today, human resources are the most important factor in the success of organizations. In this regard, one of the factors that makes the organization's human resources superior to competitors is the factor of employee talents and abilities, and talent management in the organization is essential for the optimal use of human resources.
Objectives:The purpose of this study was to identify and explain the dimensions of talent management of elementary school teachers in Khorasan Razavi province. This research is exploratory in terms of orientation, and fundamental in terms of purpose.
Methods: The type of research is qualitative and applied strategy is the grounded theory. In this regard, semi-structured interviews with 7 professors in the field of educational management were conducted using a targeted approach and applying theoretical saturation criterion, and the acceptance criterion was used to validate the data.
Results: The results of data analysis in three stages called open coding, theoretical coding and selective coding, represent 12 general categories. In this study, the findings are analyzed in the framework of the paradigmatic model including: causative conditions (intellectual curiosity, strategic thinking, value creation), field conditions (major professional communication, perspective, risk-taking), interventionist conditions (coaching, self-motivation, flexibility), strategies (strategic leadership, delegation), and outcomes (increasing organizational productivity).
Conclusions: based on the study, it seems that Educational managers need to review and change the approach to talent management style, and five factors must be considered for successful management of talent in schools