The Other Kind of Leadership Environment
Frequently when we talk about developing a suitable environment for academic leadership, we’re referring to the atmosphere that exists in an office, college, or department. That type of environment is certainly important, and failure to develop it properly can lead to a whole host of problems that might otherwise seem unrelated. But there’s another type of leadership environment that administrators too frequently ignore: the workspace in which they meet with faculty and students, work at the computer, and fulfill all their other duties for eight or more hours every day. Since our offices are places in which we spend so much of our lives, you’d think we’d be more concerned about them.