Excellent research, transformative education, societal impact, reputation, pride, ambition – these are the elements that define Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Ensuring that faculty and staff can work at their best level is essential in bringing those elements to life. To that end, RSM has launched RSM Spark, an all-encompassing work energy programme that addresses different sides of the workload challenge.

High-impact learning journey

RSM Spark includes activities to address a variety of issues which surround ways of working. These include team building, energising leadership, professional coaching and quantifying workload demands.

This programme is dedicated to assisting RSM colleagues in strengthening their performance in the long term – both professionally and personally. A high-impact learning journey, RSM Spark offers employees and teams:

  • a powerful collective learning experience to increase personal and team energy; and
  • a review of our actual workload and processes to quantify it.

“Workload is not a single-solution item. We are part of a highly intelligent and driven community with a strong sense of purpose. We want to deliver the best, most engaged research; we want to offer students the most future-proof content and become citizens that bring society to the next level. And all of this both in cooperation and in competition with our peers,” notes Linda Gaffel, strategy implementation officer.

“To that end we give everything we have and sometimes a bit more. A high workload is inherent to higher education. It is RSM’s responsibility to facilitate every employee in staying aware of how much is being done and to create conditions that keep the workload manageable within healthy, ambitious standards. The RSM Spark programme includes information, awareness and attention for personal and team energy, as well as pragmatic discussions at the management level on the actual amount of work.”

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. www.rsm.nl

For more information about RSM or this release, please contact Erika Harriford-McLaren, communications manager for RSM, on +31 10 408 2877 or by email at harriford@rsm.nl.

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