There are many ways to demonstrate Imperial Expectations. The seven statements provide a starting point. They were originally introduced for leaders, managers and supervisors. As they have become part of daily working life, it has become clear that they have a much wider relevance. They relate to and are the responsibility of us all. Their impact should be experienced by every person who works within the College.
This is how we respect and support each other in achieving personal goals and the College’s strategic objectives.
Imperial expects its leaders, managers and supervisors to:
(sentences in italics are examples to illustrate the statements)
Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
You lead and manage change taking into account the impact on people and the needs and priorities of Imperial.
You generate and recognise imaginative and innovative solutions.
Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
You treat individuals with respect, encourage involvement, and challenge behaviour, actions and words that do not support the promotion of equality and diversity.
You comply, and ensure others comply, with legal requirements and organisational policies.
Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
You use communication styles appropriate to different people and situations to foster respect, understanding and collaboration.
You present information clearly, concisely and accurately to promote understanding.
Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
You discuss and agree what is expected of others and what they can expect of you.
You give people opportunities to express their views and provide feedback, and you respond appropriately.
Deliver positive outcomes
You deliver results, as an individual and team member, and consistently seek to improve your performance and that of your team.
You monitor the quality of work and progress against plans and take appropriate corrective action, where necessary.
Support and develop staff to optimise talent
You value the contributions of your team, and encourage and support staff to make the best of their abilities.
You give feedback to others to help them enhance their performance.
Work in a planned and managed way
You prioritise objectives and plan work to make best use of time and resources.
You show integrity, fairness and consistency in decision making
Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity.
Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams.
Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination.
Deliver positive outcomes.
Support and develop staff to optimise talent.
Consider the thoughts and expectations of others.
Work in a planned and managed way.