CCC Initiative

ccc_doss@fas.harvard.edu

CCC logo, 3 interlocking "C"s resembling an infinity knot

"The experience of creating Harvard excellence should be an excellent experience."

Vision

To ensure a HEALTHY, INCLUSIVE, POSITIVE environment where everyone does their best work in support of Harvard’s mission.

Values

Trust & Transparency
Respect & Fairness
Inclusion & Diversity
Kindness & Collegiality
Growth & Learning
 

History

The Culture, Community & Care (CCC) initiative grew out of the Division’s earlier efforts to identify and overcome cultural obstacles and other impediments to productivity, engagement, and satisfaction among divisional administrative leaders. In 2018 we expanded the scope to include all faculty and staff. CCC aims to promote and maintain a healthy, inclusive, and positive workplace culture in the Division of Social Science. The name reflects a commitment to our values, our people, and a leadership model grounded in principles of care. The logo, abstracted from three C’s, evokes an infinity knot, a symbol of inter-connectedness and balance.

Wellness

Management & Leadership

Professional Development

All Staff

 
OBJECTIVES
 

Ensure all Division Staff...
     • feel valued, respected & supported
     • feel free to speak honestly about their work experience
     • trust and have access to Divisional leadership
     • are able to provide feedback on decisions that impact them
     • have appropriate level of job control

 
CURRENT AREAS OF FOCUS
 

We are working to improve the visibility and accessibility of Divisional leadership and other support resources via our website as well as via the 2018 departmental Meet & Greets and special community building events. We are working with HR to make sure we are pursuing an effective diversity strategy.

Administrative Leadership

 
OBJECTIVES
 

Ensure Divisional admin leaders…
     • feel valued, respected, & supported
     • are satisfied in their work
     • are able to be productive
     • have a clear career path at Harvard

 
CURRENT AREAS OF FOCUS
 

We are working to establish greater role clarity for unit leaders. We are researching administrative best practices internally and across peer institutions and are documenting and disseminating those practices. We are developing strategies and programs to maximize the well-being and productivity of our administrative leaders, and are working to ensure that these leaders have access to a slate of resources for professional development.

Faculty & Faculty Leadership

 
OBJECTIVES
 
  • Identify, recruit, & support best possible faculty leaders for our units
  • Ensure coaching & self-assessment opportunities for faculty leaders
  • Promote & support developmental opportunities for all Divisional faculty
 
CURRENT AREAS OF FOCUS
 

We are piloting an enhanced canvass process for selecting new unit leaders, soliciting input not only from faculty and administrative leadership but from all staff. We have developed an orientation for new Chairs and Center Directors, which is designed to complement the related offerings from Faculty Affairs. We are working to ensure that all faculty have access to a slate of resources for professional development.

Division-wide Projects

  • Assessment
  • Communications
  • Cultural Norms Setting
  • Inclusive Physical Spaces

CGIS Winter Garden (plants, fountain, meditation benches)

The Culture, Community & Care (CCC) initiative grew out of the Division’s earlier efforts to identify and overcome cultural obstacles and other impediments to productivity, engagement, and satisfaction among divisional administrative leaders. In 2018 we expanded the scope to include all faculty and staff. CCC aims to promote and maintain a healthy, inclusive, and positive workplace culture in the Division of Social Science. The name reflects a commitment to our values, our people, and a leadership model grounded in principles of care. The logo, abstracted from three C’s, evokes an infinity knot, a symbol of inter-connectedness and balance.