Efficiency Poll Results

December 17th, 2009

You can now view all the suggestions that were submitted to the Stanford Efficiency Poll on UserVoice.  The table is sortable by total number of votes received or category.

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Forum is now closed to postings and voting

December 14th, 2009

The Efficiency Forum is closed to new postings and voting, but you can still log into the UserVoice system using the instructions below to read the efficiency suggestions that were submitted and see how they were ranked.   Check back soon for additional updates on how this data will be used.  Thanks to everyone who participated.

Wanted: Your Best Ideas and Questions

November 11th, 2009

ideaWe continue to seek your best ideas for increasing efficiency across campus. If you wonder about certain processes or have a suggestion we ought to consider, please use a forum we’ve created for the Stanford community. To access this forum, you first need to create a UserVoice account using your Stanford email address. Note: You will not be able to access the forum with your SUNet ID.

As you can see, many staff members have already shared their ideas about improving efficiency, and we’ve been able to respond to a good many. We’ve focused first on ideas that increase efficiency, as opposed to cut costs. That said, both are important—and we deeply appreciate all the thought and effort invested in every submission.

This forum will remain open through Nov. 30. At that time, we will create a new set of web pages based on successful models we have seen at other colleges and universities. Our plan is to divide the ideas by category. We will show the response to the submission or report to whom it was forwarded for more consideration. Our hope is to complete that task by spring.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted or voted for an idea. If you have further ideas, please share them with us. Again, the question is: How can we enhance efficiency?


John Etchemendy, Provost