Management model at department level
Should NHH go from elected to appointed heads of department? This is the question in the internal hearing that is out now. The input from the process will be presented to the Board at its meeting on 30 January. The board will make a final decision, presumably at the board meeting on 5 March 2020.
In 2016, the NHH board decided to change the top-level management model from a model with an elected Rector (who also chaired the NHH board) to a model with an appointed Rector and an external chairperson of the NHH board.
Prior to the change, a working group appointed by the board considered the choice of top-level management model.
Assessing the organization at the department level was outside the working group's mandate at that time, but in their report, they wrote that it would be natural for NHH to consider this question after settling the top-level management model.
It has now been more than two years since the management model with appointed Rector came into force, and it is thus time to consider whether the management model at the department level should also change by switching to appointed department heads.
The enclosed document about this is now being sent out for a hearing in all relevant departments and units in NHH's organization. The input from this process will be presented to the Board at its meeting on 30 January and follow the documents to the board until a final decision is made, presumably at the board meeting on 5 March 2020.
The departments and units are invited to submit comments on all aspects of the matter, but it is particularly requested to comment on the list of premises in section 5 as well as the assessments under the heading "alternative approaches" in section 5.
Please submit input on the document no later than 10.01.2020 to Johanne Vaagland.