Managing complex change collaboratively

Weaver, Margaret ORCID logo ORCID: (2012) Managing complex change collaboratively. In: Melling, Maxine and Weaver, Margaret, (eds.) Collaboration in Libraries and Learning Environments. Facet Publishing, London, UK, pp. 69-85.

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The Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the UK Leadership Foundation supports UK higher education institutions to achieve complex cultural change through its annual Change Academy (CA) programme. This chapter describes the creation of a new collaborative network of academic libraries in the north of England following an intensive cross-institutional planning initiative and presence at the HEA Change Academy Conference and subsequent work in 2010-11 that launched the COLLABORATE! Project and the Northern Collaboration. The process enabled the vision of key individuals to be converted into a tangible entity. The interplay between creative thinking, conceptual activity, teamwork and action is thought to be a constructive way to bring about ideas for achieving complex change. I describe the thinking behind the approach, and how this was achieved at a time of volatility (and opportunity) in higher education.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781856048583
Departments: Professional Services > Information Services
Depositing User: Margaret Weaver
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 12:40
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 11:15


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