Friday, September 26, 2008

The word collaboration is used frequently, but no collaborations are described.

Every week, the administration sends everyone a single page newsletter from an organization called the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). This week the headline is
The body of the article is an inspiring story of Hazard Community and Technical College and how they rose the tide of excellence by scheduling more frequent meetings and organizational development days. In describing a typical event, they mention that
The first 80% of the conversation focussed on answering the following exciting questions.
  • Who are we as an organization
  • What have we been that is excellent
etc etc.

The result
The senior leadership team responded with a progressive approach designed to maximize resources. Unwanted by necessary workforce reductions were tough on moral.
Etc. Etc.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008