“Time is not on our side.”

John Wilton, Vice Chancellor,
UC Berkeley

See UCB Part I and UCB Part II

Today’s higher-education environment has become increasingly competitive, and many colleges and universities have begun to adopt new approaches and strategies to address their major challenges.

As a result, the need for effective Management Operating Systems has never been greater, in order to effectively allocate resources among competing priorities, manage critical organization change initiatives, ensure consistent compliance with policies and procedures, and drive the right outcomes. GMI has assisted clients in addressing issues such as:

  • Funding cut-backs
  • Cost and affordability
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Increasing student demands
  • Global competition
  • Alternative revenue streams
  • Policy compliance

Illustrative examples of GMI experience at the campus and unit levels include:

Senior Level Reporting

Senior-Level Reporting

Developed interactive scorecard that holistically integrates data from multiple underlying systems

Strategic Alignment

Synthesized strategic dilemmas and implemented tool to link goals, resource allocation, and actions

Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC)

Evaluated current policy and procedure management and recommended compliance enhancements

Last Mile of Finance

Reviewed current end-to-end budget processes and helped implement new streamlined process

Issues & Actions

Implemented tool to better link, monitor, and report on issues, actions, and strategic impact

Application Builder

Supported revenue enhancement process via enhanced tracking and prioritization tool