On the one hand are tales of innovation, with well-connected institutions finding agile ways of working, amplify academic research, boost student employment and create vibrant, world-class talent hubs. On the other sits the intricate reality, with education its own complex, historical and layered masterpiece with multiple stakeholders to manage and significant responsibilities to uphold.
So how are most institutions responding?
New workforce strategies and inclusive leaders who can bring diverse people together people will be key to driving industry engagement and collaboration over the coming years. Yet Mercer’s research and conversations with experts in higher education suggests there is substantial work to be done…
For university leaders and people teams this topic could not be more important. And MBA directors have placed “developing the right culture for Industry Engagement’ at the top of their list of the biggest people and organisational challenges to enable success.
There are many questions universities need to answer to better engage with the industry and move along the maturity model. Mercer has developed a self-assessment tool to assist universities in this journey.
Download our brochure for details on how to apply this framework within your organisation.