Journal

July 29 – August 1, 2017

April 5th, 2017 / Richard Boyer

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) 2017 Annual Meeting – Minneapolis, MN

July 27 – July 29, 2017

April 5th, 2017 / Richard Boyer

Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI) Annual Conference – Minneapolis, MN

A Great Place to Work Begins with Great Leadership

March 20th, 2017 / Richard Boyer

By Richard Boyer, Senior Consultant, ModernThink This past December, ModernThink partnered with The Chronicle of Higher Education to create a free report on workplace quality based on the past 9 years of data from the Great Colleges to Work For® program. This report was circulated to college and university presidents nationwide. It explored how college […]

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June 8 – June 9, 2017

March 9th, 2017 / Richard Boyer

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) 2017 State System Human Resources & Social Equity Conference – Harrisburg, PA

May 30 – June 2, 2017

March 9th, 2017 / Richard Boyer

Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum Conference – Washington, D.C.

May 4, 2017

March 9th, 2017 / Richard Boyer

CUPA-HR Virginia Chapter Meeting – Charlottesville, VA

Indicators of a Culture of Innovation

November 4th, 2016 / Richard Boyer

By Helene Wiswall Perdue, OD Consultant, ModernThink As a function of our work in higher education, we see many strategic plans.  Most of these plans contain some sort of organizational commitment, initiative, or objective related to creating and supporting a culture of innovation.  At some institutions, this commitment manifests itself in the formation of an […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness (in the Workplace)

October 21st, 2016 / Richard Boyer

“The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.”  ― Leo Rosten, teacher, academic, writer, humorist It has been scientifically proven that happy workers make the best workers. Recognizing the grand impact of higher productivity, many workplaces […]

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Is There A Place For Open-Source Textbooks In Higher Education?

October 5th, 2016 / Richard Boyer

By Richard Boyer, Senior Consultant, ModernThink For decades, a leading complaint among college students has been the price of textbooks. If they purchase all of their required books brand new, the bill each full-time semester generally hovers somewhere around $500-600, or roughly $80 to $100 for each required book given a course load of four […]

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Impact of Bonuses on Employee Motivation

August 29th, 2016 / Richard Boyer

By Richard Boyer, Senior Consultant, ModernThink Conventional wisdom states that one of the best ways to motivate employees is by paying generous bonuses. The media constantly highlights the huge bonuses paid to CEOs and other top executives. Organizations spend millions of dollars every year on bonuses. But is there evidence that bonuses are actually the […]

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