The pain of change at Uni Sydney

At the University of Sydney the strategic plan rolls on – right over some staff’ sensibilities

For three years now the university’s change bureaucracy has worked on an enormous array of academic and administrative change policies and processes ranging from the transformative to the trivial – there was briefly a ruling stopping staff in a new admin building from having plants and their personal pick of artworks in personal space.

Not everybody has enjoyed everything, last year union president Kurt Iveson posted a 19-tweet cluster of complaint (CMM September 24).  And tomorrow there is a rally to tell the university, “hundreds of our colleagues are engaged in desperate efforts to stop senior management making things worse through top-down, ill-considered, poorly-run change processes.”

Not to worry, the 2016-20 strategic plan will be replaced by a new one soon enough.


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