News and Announcement

  • NEW You can now register online directly for RAPID's free Organizational Effectiveness Training module!

    This modular training includes an overview of continuous improvement, and introductions to various tools on problem solving, decision making, visual management and more.

  • Past Updates

  • OEI has been highlighted in the Action 2y2d Fall 2012 Newsletter; visit the above link and scroll to the 'Tools & Services to Improve Organizational Effectiveness' section, or see below:

    Tools & Services to Improve Organizational Effectiveness
    Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OEI) is helping units save money and improve services with free consulting services available to UW groups. Through November 2012, 44 UW units have partnered with OEI to improve administrative functions. Savings in 2012 have resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of 2:1. Projects currently under way are on track to produce an ROI of 10:1, saving nearly $4 million.

    Campus units, such as the UW Police and Libraries, access OEI services, which include consulting, facilitating, and training in organizational needs assessment, strategic planning, process improvement, change management, and metrics development. To request services, contact OEI.

    Self-access online training helps UW teams help themselves. Additional resources available include self-assessment tools and templates. Customized, unit-specific solutions are also available for groups working with the OEI team.

    Learn what’s working for colleagues. A searchable database contains information on efforts to improve quality and efficiency across campus. UW community members can upload and view both academic and administrative efforts on The UW Activities & Improvements sharing website.

  • Effectiveness Tools training: OEI has partnered with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences to develop online training for Organizational Effectiveness tools. This modular training includes an overview of continuous improvement, and introductions to various tools on problem solving, decision making, visual management and more.

    Our hope is that by using these tools to make small incremental changes, you will save time and energy while increasing quality and efficiency...and it won't feel like added work. Over time and with practice, you’ll gain the habit and skills to see opportunities to weave improvement strategies into the regular fabric of your program and work.

    Click here for more info on taking this training. For those already registered for the training, you can find the course website here.

  • OEI was featured in a UW today story
  • A fact sheet of OEI's approach and accomplishments during its first year may be viewed here
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