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How emergency solutions can turn into best practices

Short-term imposed solutions don't always have to be the worst. The Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering would like to learn especially from these solutions for future processes.

[Translate to English:] Ansicht Campus Getreidemarkt, Copyright Matthias Heisler

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[Translate to English:] (c) Matthias Heisler

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In many areas, the pandemic has led on to find quick solutions to problems and requirements. This is what happened to the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering when the entire office - and thus all previously established workflows - were sent to the home office overnight. Many of the solutions were "hand carved" but also very pragmatic. As an organization you can learn from these experiences and consider what worked well and what did not. The faculty wants to draw on this experience for future purposes and continue to use already established solutions. For this reason, a central project was defined as part of the target agreements which analyzes these best practices, evaluates them and aims to transfer them to regular operation - definitely also creating a sort of "blueprint" for other faculties.

We asked Christian Bauer, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, to tell us about this project and to explain the motives behind it. Take a look at the new issue of the .digital news bits:, opens an external URL in a new window