Organizational Excellence

Building on decades of university-wide organizational improvement work, Organizational Excellence aligns with UW strategies to provide leadership, transparency and coordination of improvement efforts in academic and administrative units, and across functional areas at the university. Together with faculty, staff and students, we manage complex work, improve processes, analyze and solve problems, spread ideas and knowledge, and build capacity to do this type of work.

Executive Sponsors:
Michael K. Young, President
Ana Mari Cauce, Provost and Executive Vice President
 
Contact:
Ruth Johnston, Associate Vice-Provost
206.685.9838
 
Consultants:
Jeff Fillmore, Organizational Analyst/Project Manager
206.616.1603
 
Tyler DuLam, Metrics and Reporting Specialist
206.221.0388
 
Guiding Principles:
  • We improve the UW by:
    • Listening to customers/users
    • Working cross-functionally as well as in our units
    • Working collaboratively and with a sense of urgency
  • We use the right approach for the need
  • We document and share our progress and processes
  • We record results
    • Demonstrating value
    • Measuring results
    • Sustaining improvements
  • We repurpose any savings to manage needs and workload
  • We do the work by:
    • Creating capacity in others to lead and facilitate the work
  • We don‘t pass on workload
 
Who’s Currently Involved and Where to Find Out More:
 

Organization

More Information

Key Contact

Finance & Facilities

Operational Excellence (Shingo Lean)

LuAnn Stokke

UW Information Technology

Organizational Development

Heidi Barta

Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OEI)

http://depts.washington.edu/oei/

Debbie Flores

Professional and Organizational Development (POD)

http://www.washington.edu/
admin/hr/pod/leaders/orgdev

Ujima Donalson

UWMC Organizational Development & Training

http://odt.uwmc.washington.edu/

Kurt O’Brien

School of Nursing

http://nursing.uw.edu/about/uw-school-of-nursing-organizational-development.html

Chesca Ward

UW Tacoma Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/interdisciplinary-arts-sciences/ias-process-imp... Naarah McDonald

 

Cross-UW Improvement Projects and Where to Find Out More:

 

Project Name

Website

Contact

HR/Payroll Modernization

http://f2.washington.edu/teams/hrp/

Lisa Yeager

UW Profiles

http://opb.washington.edu/content/uw-profiles-information

Carol Diem

Enterprise Document Management System http://www.washington.edu/uwit/im/EDMS/

Jenni Laughlin

 

Affiliated with:

 

OPB