Here at CMU, we do great things with great people.
Organizational culture can change over time, particularly in the absence of deliberate and conscious direction. Current employees may leave or retire, taking with them accumulated knowledge and history that has helped shape our unique culture, and new employees join CMU w ith their own accumulated history and ways of doing things.
Changes bring new opportunities and new challenges. To preserve the high-caliber leadership expectations defined by CMU's
core and service values, the university must inspire those same values within the staff and faculty of today. The ultimate result of strengthening and preserving this leadership culture at CMU will be an improved student experience.
In 2013, CMU's human resources department approached the university's executive leadership team with a proposal to develop a common set of desired leadership expectations. These were integrated into the CMU culture as the Leadership Standards Initiative; a formal, cohesive framework intended to help CMU maintain its high-quality leadership culture through:
- Building upon CMU's core values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility, excellence and innovation.
- Supporting strategic priority of hiring, maintaining and developing quality faculty and staff.
- Establishing clear, consistent and transparent leadership expectations across campus to preserve and strengthen CMU's culture of collaboration, excellence and leadership.
To continue improving the student experience and delivering on CMU's mission, we want to focus on strengthening and preserving the leadership culture at this great school. The Leadership Standards Initiative will result in more engaged and satisfied employees who will impact student recruitment and retention, as well as alumni and community relationships.