Chalmers’ vision, goals and strategies shall direct Chalmers’ development towards long term success. Chalmers’ strategies are refined in a systematic process with a rolling foresight of one and five years. The success criteria that illustrate how Chalmers moves towards achieving its goals are established in the yearly process, which also comprises intermittent environment analyses and the ongoing assessment of Chalmers' strengths. The follow-up shall make it possible to take measures, adapt business plans and amend strategies when necessary.
Underlying elements in Chalmers’ systematic 1+5 year cycle are:
- The choice of paths’ indicators are measured in order to follow Chalmers’ development over time in relation to vision and goals. Special emphasis is put on carrying out assessments from a sustainability perspective.
- Concrete and manageable success criteria are identified via the institutions’, the units’ and Chalmers’ general business plans.
- Supplementary data in the form of questionnaires is used in order to capture dimensions that cannot easily be measured. The results are included in the basic data used for the assessment of activities.
- Environment and consequence analyses with various time perspectives are systematically used prior to decisions being made.
- A framework for internal management and control is introduced as a tool for increased efficiency and in order to create confidence in society.
- External evaluations within selected areas are systematically used.
- International and national lists of rankings, important to Chalmers’ development, are used for motivational purposes.