Chapter 31 – Organizational Effectiveness

(10/04; amended 7/08)

The mission of Organizational Effectiveness (OE) is to strengthen individual and organizational learning and performance. OE advocates for a University community that builds upon a humane, healthy, and competent culture.

Achieving performance excellence in higher education is a challenge to The University of Iowa as we attempt to deal with a range of issues from advances in information technology to decreases in financial support.

Organizational Effectiveness can assist departments in building and sustaining performance excellence in areas that are critical to The University of Iowa's success. OE consultants and staff have the experience and expertise to assist units or divisions with the knowledge, skills, and tools that are essential for improved productivity, health, and employee well-being. We believe in partnering with leaders to develop a tailored approach to the departmental context and needs of our clients. We are here to support the ongoing development and improvement of your workplace, resulting in improved productivity and employee well-being.

For additional information, see the OE web page at or contact an OE consultant directly at 121-50 University Services Building.