For the last 5 months, we have had 16 teams of 6 teachers working on interdisciplinary units that combine 3 of our traditional subjects. This was on the basis that each unit was 9 weeks long and most teams by now were pleased with the planning so far. But … and it’s a big but … it became obvious to all that 9 weeks was just too little time to do anything significant. Our middle leaders proposed us cutting the number of annual units to 8 and dividing the 16 units already planned over two years. This just made too much sense to nearly everyone and we quickly moved on it.
Repository for The Open Organization Guide for Educators source code – open-organization-ambassadors/open-org-educators-guide
When considering our organizations as becoming more agile, we have to be aware of how we are building up the cognitive agility, strategic agility, and operational agility across the organizational system, in order to become more agile and adaptive.
So this year we launched a new MBA Industry Project program at UQ.
The way we pitch it to businesses is: do you have a problem that you know is strategically important, but you don’t currently have the bandwidth within your organisation to find the best solution? If so, we will put a team of MBA on that problem for one semester to help you find the best way forward.
(And if so, and if you’re in Australia, and you’re interested, please get in touch!)
The way we pitch it to students is: if you look at that list of 21st Century capabilities, and agree that they are important, this is the best way to build them.