Dr Brad Windon, PST Program Manager, hosts a Project Room.
Nearly 400 people from across Macquarie have attended one of ten PST Project Rooms that have been held over seven days, using thousands of sticky notes to offer up their ideas, feedback and insights about key initiatives within the PST program of work.
Each Project Room session has been hosted by a PST Project team leader, who start by taking the participants through a short but comprehensive training session on how to use the Project Room collaboration tool, before opening it up to the groups to get involved.
Participants were able to look in detail at the progress of PST according to their specific area of interest, as well as offer up their ideas and feedback on important areas of focus for the PST program moving forward. Feedback from staff who attended the Project Rooms has been extremely positive – here’s what some of them had to say:
“I really liked the accessibility of having and seeing all the plans and proposed actions in one place. It was also great to be able to contribute my ideas and comments across the entire spectrum of the PST workstreams.”
Pete Boyle, Campus Life
“The introduction was thorough and easy to understand, and the tool really easy to use. This session joined a lot of PST dots for me – there was detail on offer, but the detail was also clearly tied to a larger plan. I found it to be very useful context.”
Sam Cookson, Communications, Group Marketing
“It was very interactive and easy to use and was so great to see the wide variety of perspectives posted. Some interesting discussion was had about university processes and many potential solutions were suggested. Overall a very positive experience – thanks!”
Louise Carrall, Research Services
“The PST Project Room was a really worthwhile activity, the team created an interactive mural that allowed us to explore our area of interest and see the other organisational units progress through the PST journey at our own pace. It’s great to see the PST team delivering valuable information in new and engaging ways.”
Rachael Kane, Student Administration
Feedback from the Project Rooms will be initially shared with leadership teams, and broader themes as well as next steps will be discussed at an All-Staff Town Hall hosted by Nicole Gower on 24 August.
For any questions about the PST program of work or the Project Rooms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.