- Making effective use of available resources including people, information, networks and budgets
- Being aware of the financial and commercial aspects of the organisation
- Using resources in ways that are efficient and minimise any adverse impact on the environment
- Using informal systems and channels of communication to inform and support objectives
- Influencing outcomes when bidding or negotiating for resources
- Aggregating, utilising and interpreting management information
- Considering cost benefit analysis implications of decisions
- Making use of information and resources gained through personal networks
- Recognising that time is cost and adjusting behaviour accordingly.
- Liaising with external bodies, suppliers and other HE bodies
- Identifying the information and knowledge people need and why they need it
- Drawing on others’ knowledge, skills and experience
- Liaising outside of immediate work area to maximise use of resources within the organisation
- Deploying human resources efficiently, at the right levels and in appropriate ways
- Delegating appropriately
- Considering costs as part of the equation when planning a development.
- Sharing good practice with other parts of the organisation
- Being mindful of responsibility to organisation and funders in using resources
- Developing cross-service collaboration and being willing to share resources
- Identifying ways in which resources can be used flexibly and imaginatively for the benefit of the whole organisation.
Behaviours indicating further development needs
- Always going for the highest quality solution regardless of cost implications
- Re-inventing the wheel
- Assuming staff time is free