Head of School Update, 22 September

The work with the savings requirement and the follow-up on the risk assessment and impact analysis are still ongoing.

The management group and HR met again today, 22 September, to discuss how we can respond to the risks which have been identified. Continued dialogue with the union representatives awaits next week.

We are also continuing to work on the organisational analysis which is needed for the upcoming negotiations. One aspect of this is to address the risks identified in the risk assessment and impact analysis. The risks, for the most part, relate to how the loss of competence can affect the operation of the institution as well as causing anxiety and stress among the staff. In a couple of weeks, we plan to start a dialogue about the organisational analysis with the main union representatives. When we eventually create concrete action proposals, the risks related to competence will be an important issue.

The department directors have had working meetings with the finance department during the week, continuing to update the 2024 budget.

On a positive note, I would like to mention that we had a successful workshop regarding the research evaluation on Wednesday this week. The review committee presented its report which contained many suggestions for development. Thereafter, we focused on some selected questions in small groups.  The idea is, of course, to work our way through the entire list of suggestions and so the working group will meet again next week to discuss further arrangements for that.

As usual, I wish you a lovely weekend.  As autumn is definitely here now, maybe it's time for the last lawn mowing of the year.


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