Operational Efficiency

The Pressure Is On

Higher Ed is being tasked with thinking of new ways to save money and grow efficiency in a post-pandemic world. Now more than ever, you have to do more with fewer resources and less inter-staff support on campus.

The pressure is on for manager and director-level leaders to find ways to make the seemingly impossible, possible.

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Micro-Innovations are the Answer

Contrary to popular belief, innovation on campus does not always mean a $20 million ERP system or the moving of consensus mountains to get something done. Everyone in the college enterprise can lead and innovate with micro-innovations that create small improvements. Having more of these micro-innovations created across a department can add up to significant success over time.

Example 1:

Contrary to popular belief, innovation on campus does not always mean a $20 million ERP system or the moving of consensus mountains to get something done. Everyone in the college enterprise can lead and innovate with micro-innovations that create small improvements. Having more of these micro-innovations created across a department can add up to significant success over time.

Example 2:

A director of marketing observes that social media engagement with the target student audience is not as high as needed to achieve stated enrollment objectives. After a whiteboard strategy session with Beyond, a digital marketing agency specializing in this target audience is brought in. Within 60 days, a highly engaging video series is prepared and pushed out to market, leading to a 38% increase in engagement. For a relatively small sum of money, the director was able to tell the school’s story and gain viewership and engagement like never before.

Micro-Innovations are Happening Everywhere on Campus

Here’s just a short list of the types of engagements that Beyond is working on with clients around the world. These fast, low-cost, high-impact initiatives allow managers and directors to show meaningful outcomes within a budget year to position themselves for greater success in years to come:

  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Talent & Workforce Org Transformation
  • Ransomware Mitigation
  • Transfer Credit Modernization
  • Learning Optimization
  • Brand & Marketing Repositioning
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We Can Help You Succeed

If you’re a manager or director involved in any office of the campus enterprise, and you’d like to get some fresh, innovative ideas on how to solve a problem, or take advantage of a new opportunity, contact us for a complimentary whiteboard session. We’d be glad to help you think through your next micro-innovation.

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