As head of department, you have several senior faculty members who are reaching the age when retirement may be an issue. Unfortunately, these colleagues don’t seem to have any plans and some seem resistant to the idea of retiring. How do you manage the need for retirement, while respecting your senior faculty? In most jurisdictions, … Continue reading Retirement

Accountability for Group Performance

You are reviewing the performance of the department as a whole. Within your department there are widespread calls for accountability. How do you achieve accountability without disenfranchising your staff? While goodwill and desire drives performance, there must still be accountability for job performance. This may be at an individual or a group level. Accountability requires … Continue reading Accountability for Group Performance