Imagining the Future of the Organizational Environment

Faculty and doctoral students working on their projects in a shared space

The organizational environment—defined by school- and university-wide policies, procedures, and processes—shapes and impacts our climate and culture.

Organizational environment

Three warner staff members posing
 

Create and maintain a sustainable work culture in which all employees can thrive, productivity is increased, and faculty, staff, and student needs are met. 
  • Develop a restorative practices framework/plan for faculty and staff to build a more supportive and inclusive work environment. Identify and hire an outside facilitator to work with each program area, centers and staff on restorative work – building capacity and instilling a restorative culture for Warner into the future. This should also facilitate a mechanism for us to have “courageous” conversations with each other and with our community.
  • Design flexible working arrangements for both faculty and staff that leverage online communications, building on lessons learned during the pandemic, so as to increase our productivity as well as the quality and accessibility of the services offered to our students. 
LeChase Hall in the sunlight
 

Examine communications channels to ensure information to all stakeholders is disseminated in a meaningful way.
  • Audit communication pathways for all stakeholders and develop an infrastructure that allows for improved flow of information through new and existing communication channels.