In comparison with the University norm, the Collegium employees report a significantly higher agreement with the statements “no negative competition between individuals exists in our unit” (HCAS: 4.79 / University norm: 3.89; maximum score: 5) and “we discuss difficult matters and we also work them out” (4.40/3.89). HCAS Fellows also feel valued in their work community (4.71/3.98).
The most negative results concerned the strategic leadership at the university level. For instance, the support of the university’s structures in the achievement of the employees’ goals (2.69/3.08) or the employees’ ability to influence the University’s decision-making through existing channels of influence (2.77/2.69) were estimated to be relatively weak.
The response rate at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies was again among the highest of all units at the University of Helsinki, 80 %. The survey was conducted simultaneously at all Finnish universities by the staffing services company Eezy Flow.
Kaisa Kaakinen, Research Coordinator, kaisa.kaakinen[AT]helsinki.fi