Steps at the NWO Institutes
At present, all of the Dutch knowledge institutes have set up committees to work out the details of their visions and ambitions regarding the culture change required by the ‘Recognition & Rewards’ system, and have started to implement the changes. The NWO Institutes decided to set up one broad-based committee for all of its institutes. The committee comprises representatives of every academic career level, including the engineering/technical departments, all institutes, all tiers of management, and colleagues from specific departments such as HR and communication. The committee is currently working on the vision and focus for Recognition & Rewards within the institutes. The vision addresses the ambition of NWO-I, namely: why does NWO-I think that the Recognition & Rewards system needs to change, and what is the aim? In addition, a more detailed vision and strategy will be worked out per key domain (research, education, leadership, impact, national role).
Throughout this process, NWO-I is keen to have an open dialogue with all its employees to explain the ambition, listen to their views and concerns, and to collect input for our vision. Therefore, all institute employees will soon receive a questionnaire by email and the committee is organising discussion sessions. These sessions are planned for October and will revolve around one or two specific key domains, namely around Research, Impact & the National role, and around Leadership & Education. All institute employees will be sent an email inviting them to take part in the discussion sessions. If, in the meantime, you have any ideas or concerns that you would like to share with the committee, please contact them via CommitteeRecognitionRewards@nwo.nl. You can also contact the following people directly: the chair Michael Wise (email@example.com), the project leader Laura Jussen (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the person representing your career level or institute.
Background information about the Recognition &Rewards programme, the position paper, visions and other knowledge institutes, and discussions, can be found on the dedicated website https://recognitionrewards.nl/. You can also visit the special page on the NWO-I website.
Newsletter Inside NWO-I, September 2021