The University of Derby is home to more than 34,000 students. Derby is rated Gold for teaching excellence (TEF 2017) and Top 10 for student welfare in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017.
Derby’s new 2030 strategic framework built on Derby’s existing success but recognised that a step change was needed given an increasingly competitive market. To deliver the framework, Derby needed to align all its members with a high-performance organisational culture. Derby asked Nous Group to help it understand how its current culture aligned with the strategy, and then to develop a blueprint for the future culture.
We collaborated closely with Derby staff to discover staff attitudes about Derby's current culture and identify an ideal future culture. We:
Nous' work set Derby on the path to transform its organisational culture, as the university implemented its new strategy. Staff at the university saw mindsets begin to change. This will be embedded as Derby embarks on a staged reform.