The Oxford Biomedical Research Centre’s Senior Research Fellows have taken part in a leadership masterclass led by Professor Sue Dopson, Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Deputy Dean of the Saïd Business School.
The aim of the BRC’s Senior Research Fellowships is to support mid-career researchers to advance an independent research area which will enhance BRC research in Oxford and strengthen future BRC funding applications. In addition to receiving funding to facilitate their research programmes, the Fellows have the chance to take part in a series of masterclasses.
Prof Sue Dopson’s masterclass, which was held online in April, provided an ideal opportunity to reflect on change management, as many of the Fellows have been heavily involved in COVID-19 research. The class explored why restructuring often fails and how to encourage good management practices and effective change.
All the attendees agreed that, as the session had been so useful, they should meet again in 6-12 months to assess the outcomes of the changes they and their organisations have made and to reflect on what went well and what could have been done differently.