A round-up of news and comment about smarter working in universities
All three contributors to this update will be speaking at the ‘Strategic Sourcing: new approaches to deliver success‘ conference on Tuesday 4 February.
- The Hive – a shared vision between the University of Worcester and Worcester County Council (video) – The Hive is a new library shared between the University of Worcester and Worcester County Council. Hear Judith Keene of the University of Worcester talk about this initiative at the ‘Strategic Sourcing: new approaches to deliver success’ event tomorrow.
- ‘Insourcing’ is the new ‘outsourcing’ – Creating a wholly-owned subsidiary company to house the commercial activities of a university is fundamentally about cultural change rather than cost saving, says Peter Church of the University of Essex.
- See the human factor as an opportunity: five ideas for leading transformation – As universities seek innovative approaches to delivering services, there’s a vital role for leadership in successful engagement and change, says Mark Pegg Chief Executive of the Leadership Foundation.
Working for a smarter, stronger sector: the 3rd annual Efficiency in HE conference – 27 March 2014 (discounted booking ends 4 February)
As universities strive to enhance the student experience, invest in the future, and deliver world-class services, they face mounting pressure on resources due to the challenges of competition, uncertainty and austerity. The Working for a smarter, stronger sector conference will help you navigate this future landscape. Tailored for senior managers, the event brings together thought leaders from the sector and beyond to present on the latest developments and insights in key business areas such as procurement, efficiency and organisational change.
A version of the above description was attached in error to the ‘Strategic Sourcing’ event in last week’s update.