Delivering our vision
We launch this strategy against a backdrop of challenges and changes within the higher education sector and wider society. While we face the future from a position of strength, we must continue to ensure that we use our people and our resources as effectively as possible. All of our teams - academic, professional, technical, specialist or operational - will need to perform at the highest levels of excellence and use their expertise and ingenuity to deliver real value and impact as we pursue our vision to be The World-Changing University.
The implementation of World Changers Together will be a genuine partnership of top-down strategic direction and distributed bottom-up delivery across the organisation. Recognising the diversity of our community and our organisation, local leaders will be empowered to implement the strategy in the ways that work for their staff, students and other stakeholders. We will do this without losing sight of our shared vision by developing our implementation plan with reference to nine delivery principles organised within three change themes.
We will prioritise actions which hold the greatest transformative potential for the student and employee experiences, delivering real and perceptible improvements from the outset.
We will develop solutions with the full diversity of our stakeholders in mind, paying particular attention to meeting the needs of underrepresented and minority groups.
We will deliver on both the physical and digital experience for our staff, students, and stakeholders, making thoughtful use of both to create an engaging blended environment.
We will optimise our governance and decision-making processes to enable faster and more responsive action, reducing the time to deliver benefits to our staff and students.
We will use our resources wisely, identifying poor-quality activity and transactional waste that we can alter or stop to reinvest in our core academic mission and user experience.
We will delegate decision making downwards to local leaders wherever possible, including strengthening the relationship between Units’ performance and their control of resources.
We will foster an entrepreneurial and less risk-averse approach to implementation, encouraging our staff to take calculated risks and accept failures along the way.
We will change our managerial culture to recognise and reward the outcomes and impact of our work, delivering better value to students, staff, stakeholders, and global society.
We will set ourselves apart from our peers through creative, engaging and distinctively Glasgow solutions to implementing our strategy: the world-changing difference.