Amelie on collegial influence at KTH
Head of school Amelie Eriksson Karlström writes about her meeting with Gunnar Svedberg, who, on behalf of the President, is conducting an investigation into the forms of collegial influence at KTH.
This week many employees are on leave, but at the same time we are in the middle of term 3 and many of the school's teachers and students are at KTH as usual. Hope you still get the opportunity to be outside and enjoy the spring sun that is starting to peek out!
This week I met with Gunnar Svedberg, who, on behalf of the rector, is conducting an investigation into the forms of collegial influence at KTH. Gunnar Svedberg has previously worked at KTH and knows our school particularly well, including having been an external member of the strategic council. He now meets school heads, the chairmen of the school colleges and other key people at KTH and asks questions about how the collegial influence and decision-making is organized today, what works well, and what could be improved. The goal is to be able to present a survey of the collegial influence during the spring, which in turn will form the basis for continued work on developing new forms for the preparation of cases and decisions at KTH.
As I have previously written about, the President has recently decided on measures for a balanced economy, which we will have to work actively with in the coming years. At the same time, KTH is undergoing other changes, for example the merger of the support services. In a time of change, it feels particularly urgent that different categories of personnel have the opportunity to speak and influence the decisions. Here it will be important that we also have good forms for the collegial influence.