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Open Forum Notes – Civil Service/Staff

Open Forum Notes – Civil Service/Staff

Divisional Structure Task Force
University of Illinois Library

October 3, 2011

Library 428


Renee Hough
Tony Hynes
Patsy Inskip
Bridgette LeSure
Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts
Sandy Wolf

Members Present:

Tina Chrzastowski
Lisa Hinchliffe (chair)
Sheila McGowan
Carissa Phillips

i.) What has changed since the division structure was implemented in 1993? E.g., changes in technology and communication channels, changes in number and type of employees, etc.?

ii.) If we did not have a structure, what principles would be the foundation of an ideal structure? E.g., facilitates communication, minimizes hierarchy, etc.

iii.) What are the strengths of the current divisional structure?

iv.) What are the weaknesses of the current divisional structure?

[The discussion around this question wasn’t so much about weaknesses in the current structure, but rather strengths of former structures and activities.]

v.) If you could create any system, what would you create?