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Reorganization falls into place: Five employees leave CBS

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As a result of the reorganization, five employees have either resigned or will resign from their positions in the months ahead, according to a statement on CBS Share. Moreover, 46 employees and 17 student assistants will be relocated. The aim is to move the employees to a new physical location in week 42.

News |   23. Jun 2020

Anne M. Lykkegaard

Journalist

The reorganization of five units and their employees has fallen into place. In total, 46 employees and 17 student assistants will relocate, while five employees will resign their positions in connection with the reorganization, according to a statement on CBS Share.

Earlier this month, CBS announced its new organizational structure, which means that Communications, CBS Business and the two deans’ offices will cease to exist as independent units. At the same time, it was clear that the reorganization would lead to layoffs, but not how many.

The statement from June 19 on CBS Share says that Louise Seest, Head of CBS Business, Henriette Louise Jakobsen, Head of Communications and Annedorte Vad, Head of CBS Research Support, will all resign from their positions in connection with the reshuffle.

Kirsten Winther Jørgensen, University Director of CBS, expects the physical move to be scheduled for week 42.

“We know that talking and chatting to colleagues around the coffee machine is important and impacts on a productive working life, and for this reason, the relocation will have to take place as soon as possible. We expect to have informed everybody about their new places no later than August 31 and aim to move physically in week 42,” she says in the statement.

Moreover, the President’s Office will change its name to Executive Support and Communications and expand the team with 12 colleagues. The unit is “to support Senior Management and CBS’ strategic efforts”.

“I know this reorganization has taken its toll and there is still some way to go before everything has fallen into place. Also, I do realize that the coronavirus has not made this task any easier. However, now that we are close to reaching our goal, I am grateful that this new reorganization will enable Senior Management to focus even more on the interdisciplinary development with departments and administrative units in the autumn,” President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller says in the statement.

As the statement outlines, the employees who are to relocate during the autumn will be placed in existing units such as Program Administration (STU), Teaching and Learning, Part-time Programs and Events and Room Allocation (LOK).

The reorganization will, in future, also lead to a few new employees being recruited to cover communication and project management – competences CBS currently lacks, according to the statement.

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