Tagged with metrics

The importance of good (but not too many) service measures

At a recent IT Service Conference, I took part in a great workshop about measures. For me the most important measure is listening to my staff and customers. Ultimately, if you can create a climate of openness, then people will tell you honestly what is working well and what isn’t. Why would anyone want to give … Continue reading


Social Media, Risk or Opportunity?

A couple of days out of the office with IT Support Staff from other Higher Education IT Service teams and also delivering a session for our HR Team on use of social media and technology to aid communication has prompted me to reflect on the power of social media. I’d be interested in what you think? Whether we … Continue reading

View from Crewe – Reflections

After the excitement of live daily blogs last week from the UCISA conference, this blog is a few thoughts and reflections. For those that missed them, here are “A View from Crewe” blog 1 and blog 2. I’ve been thinking about where the OU is relative to other universities. We are ahead in some ways – many universities are still grappling with centralising … Continue reading