Workplace of Choice

Browse recent articles that relate to one of three organizational priorities established by Information Technology at Yale.

January 21, 2021

The 2019 Workplace Survey provided the University with feedback on areas such as: commitment, communication, decision making, development, diversity, innovations, leadership, performance management, productivity, rewards, teamwork, and well-being.

December 22, 2020

Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Yale’s IT Academy consists of a robust speaker series, recommended online training offerings, and learning events to support the professional growth and staff development of Yale’s IT community.

December 22, 2020

John opened the meeting by acknowledging that the semester was winding down, with the undergraduates having moved out and final exams concluding. Overall, he felt that the semester was successful, including the achievement of the university’s operational goals as well as a very low infection rate. IT staff contributed many advances to online learning, work from home initiatives, and supporting public health measures during this time.

December 10, 2020

At the start of the meeting, John noted that the on-campus phase of fall semester was nearly over, thereby reducing the demand for on-campus support services. He asked staff to “take a deep breath and give yourselves a big round of applause for successfully achieving what we set out to do: restoring the academic opportunity for the majority of our students, returning research to full productivity, and resuming all of our clinical operations.

December 10, 2020

The Leadership Team met on Wednesday, November 18 to discuss the following projects and updates:

Long Range Planning (LRP) Update

When John Barden joined the organization in 2017, the University was seeking a strategic model for IT services and support. In partnership with IT colleagues, the FY2018-2022 strategy was developed, with three “strategic anchors” driving this work: One IT at Yale, Service Quality, and Workplace of Choice.

December 10, 2020

Learn more about the ITS 2019 Workplace Survey Improvement Program, which was highlighted in the December 2 issue of the Workplace Survey newsletter. Susan Abramson, M.S. Manager, WorkLife and Child Care interviewed the following individuals regarding the planning, progress, and expected outcomes of the nine initiatives underway:

November 12, 2020

Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Yale’s IT Academy consists of a robust speaker series, recommended online training offerings, and learning events to support the professional growth and staff development of Yale’s IT community.

Upcoming Sessions in November and December 2020

 

ServiceNow Training

Transitioning from Homepages to Dashboards

November 12, 2020

Ensuring that staff feel safe while working and traveling between buildings at Science Park is a key priority for Yale—particularly CIO John Barden and CFO Steve Murphy who spearheaded, and recently received approval for, an updated public safety plan for Science Park. Preliminary work is underway, with the official roll-out scheduled for early February, at the start of the spring semester.

October 29, 2020

IT Academy stream logoLast week’s IT Academy Speaker Series Café IT event on “Giving and Receiving Feedback” presented by Ted Hanss and Erika Fleck saw great success with roughly triple the average Speaker Series attendance numbers. The October 22 event was attended by 116 people across several Yale departments.

October 29, 2020

The Leadership Team met on October 28 to discuss the following projects and updates:

Time Tracking Update

Ron Lipkins announced that the Workday Time Tracking and Absence project, which was initiated to replace an outdated (MyTime) Kronos system, will launch in June 2021. The introduction of Workday Time Tracking and Absence will impact 13k employees, and will offer greater efficiency, effectiveness, and opportunities to continuously improve service delivery.

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