“Winter is coming” University of South Australia VC David Lloyd told delegates yesterday in an impromptu introduction to a session at the Universities Australia conference.
“What we have seen over the last two days is that disruption can and should be anticipated, disruption to funding streams, disruption from policy changes, disruption from technology shifts, disruption from shifting stakeholder expectations.
“We know that culture eats strategy for breakfast which means that clever organisations must place culture at the heart of strategies to deal with disruption.”
But why the Game of Thrones allusion? “It does somewhat mirror university politics and management. If you cross it with The Office.”