• 23/03/2017
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Lee Hecht Harrison conducted numerous interviews with several key leaders in the university sector, including vice-chancellors, HRDs and other major university stakeholders, representing Go8, regional and technology universities. The results highlight the diversity that is found in the sector with a wide-ranging set of views implicating the transformation that is necessary across the sector.

The View From The Top by Dr Rod Gutierrez

Lee Hecht Harrison conducted numerous interviews with several key leaders in the university sector, including vice-chancellors, HRDs and other major university stakeholders, representing Go8, regional and technology universities. The results highlight the diversity that is found in the sector with a wide-ranging set of views implicating the transformation that is necessary across the sector. The interviews have been content analysed and the major themes are presented for discussion. Themes in Chapter 2 include:

  • Funding and return on investment
  • Industrial reform
  • Innovation, differentiation and competition
  • The emerging role of universities: Complex cognition
  • Leadership in the new age.

Recommendations based on the themes are made together with a discussion of the systemic organisational and individual enabling factors that will become imperative to successful sector transformation. You can read the findings from interviews conducted with Australian University Vice-Chancellors and Human Resources Directors here