EADI Conference 2008, Change Management Workshop Report
Look around the EADI Community of research institutes and centres, and most of them are run by academics. Look through the in-tray of those individuals, or better the e-mail in-box, and most of what we deal with day-to-day is about finance, people, relationship management, and institutional development. That’s fine, of course. It goes without saying that EADI member institutions are admirably led, without exception, despite or because of the academic background of most of those who end up as Directors. But the range of challenges in the in-box can come as a surprise; and, certainly, the learning curve is steep. Who do we talk to? How do we learn?