The launch of our new website provides an opportunity to improve our services.
A website that is more user-friendly and easy to navigate enhances communication to campus and external users. We know that the Berkeley HR website is a reference for people around the globe seeking information on everything from performance management to diversity in the workplace. We hope users will have an easier time finding information with some of the new tools that have been added.
As the campus enters a period of transformational change, Human Resources looks forward to supporting managers and staff in the implementation phases of the Operational Excellence initiatives.
Among the initiatives is the move to shared services centers, which will include HR functions. We look forward to working with these centers to provide strong, coordinated services, and to redefining the role of the central HR units. Part of the change involves assisting campus managers with the development of talent the university will need in the future.
The high performance culture initiative, which Rich Lyons, Dean of Haas Business School, and I co-sponsor, will provide helpful guidance to ways in which the Berkeley operational culture must change so that talented individuals can produce their best work, unhampered by inefficient systems and tools. This initiative will bring new opportunities for HR to provide leadership in the areas of performance management and talent development. We look forward to partnering with campus leadership during this period of rapid change.