Interest-Based Problem Solving
"Interest-Based Problem Solving is a shift from an authoritative posture to one of shared authority and responsibility- up and down throughout this organization. I believe this makes us stronger... and I believe it is the right thing to do."
-Dr. Jack E. Daniels III, Madison College President
Interest-Based Problem Solving (IBPS) is a tool that emphasizes respect and innovation in finding solutions to workplace challenges. The process creates positive options for students, faculty and staff and can be used at all levels of Madison College.
Here are ways in which Madison College actively uses IBPS practices:
- Shared governance in policy decision-making
- Timely and effective conflict resolution
- Consistent resolution of department issues
- Coaching of managers and supervisors
Madison College's IBPS practices allow the entire college community to be part of progressive solutions to myriad issues, helping distinguish the college as a leader in this area.