Develop Your Organization
The university offers long-range services to help colleges, schools, and administrative units improve their organizations and maximize employee performance and effectiveness.
The Organization Development Services unit can help you with long-range planning and efforts to improve your organization’s problem-solving and renewal processes. The organization development process works primarily through a collaborative management of organization culture, with special emphasis on the culture of formal work teams. Organization development takes time and is focused on long-term results, so projects can last up to six months or longer. If you have questions about organization development efforts, contact the Human Resources Center at 512-471-4772 or 1-800-687-4178.
The Organization Development Services unit offers the following services to managers and work teams across the university:
- Vision and mission
- Goals and objectives
- Measurement criteria and evaluation
Mission-critical Project Management
- Project plans
- Implementation processes
- Project evaluation
- Employee involvement
- Communication plans
- Employee and leadership development plans Organizational Systems/Issues Analysis
- Process improvement
- Conflict management
- Organization creation/renewal
Reorganization and Reduction in Force
Departments may occasionally need to reorganize or reduce staff to improve services, gain efficiencies or cut costs. University policy requires that any reduction in staff be approved through the appropriate administrative channels with the final approval by the president or the president's delegate.
The request for reorganization usually is made in writing through the dean or director, then to the associate vice president for Human Resources and finally to the appropriate vice president.