What are the barriers to launching a Corporate University successfully?
The key obstacles to launching a corporate university successfully include: -Lack of sustained commitment to the Corporate University model. This is often the case where the initiative is the dream of the CEO or one top executive but he or she leaves before the whole infrastructure has been institutionalized. Senior line management therefore needs to be involved extensively in the initiative to build widespread momentum and deepen overall levels of ownership. -Lack of consensus among middle managers on the need for a Corporate University. Middle managers often may be genuinely supportive of the University but not provide adequate time for employees to participate in programs. A lot of effort therefore needs to be invested into planning how employees can be freed up to participate while operating and customer service needs are also met. -Inability to develop a link between the Corporate University and the Company’s business goals. A Leadership and Management “faculty” for example, needs