The policy/project nexus: facilitating change in a new way

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Margetts, Fiona. 2016. "The policy/project nexus: facilitating change in a new way." 2016 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities Conference. Brisbane, Australia 11 - 12 Aug 2016 Sydney, Australia.
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The policy/project nexus: facilitating change in a new way

Presentation TypePresentation
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AuthorMargetts, Fiona
Year2016
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.lhmartininstitute.edu.au/events/164-2016-service-improvement-and-innovation-in-universities
Conference/Event2016 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities Conference
Event Details
2016 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities Conference
Event Date
11 to end of 12 Aug 2016
Event Location
Brisbane, Australia
Abstract


The policies of a university establish the standards of governance, academic quality and management that enable it to function in its increasingly dynamic, competitive and regulated environment.

At the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) a three-year policy refresh project established a flexible and sustainable framework for the management of policy and was the catalyst for and means by which organisational-wide change and process improvement continue to be achieved.

This paper will reflect upon the project objectives and deliverables, challenges and lessons learned in the delivery of those objectives, and provides an analysis of the critical success factors and benefits realised.

The outcomes of this project continue to impact the change agenda at USQ. Findings from this project and its subsequent embedding into organisational practice have and will continue to inform change, research and efficiency agendas and have the potential to impact similarly across the sector.

Keywordsopportunity, challenge, quality, capability, change
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390201. Education policy
390303. Higher education
350799. Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified
440799. Policy and administration not elsewhere classified
350711. Organisational planning and management
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oral conference presentation - unpublished.

Byline AffiliationsSustainable Business Management and Improvement
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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