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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2013
18 MARITIME LOGISTICS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2012/AUTUMN 2013 Seaworthiness Obligations In essence, all of us have a role to play in the setting in place a renewed Seaworthiness Culture and behaviour from Junior Sailors to Senior Officers as well as members of the APS across the DMO and broader Defence: • Your everyday work contributes to being Seaworthy today and tomorrow. Decisions made today will affect tomorrow. • We refrain from telling bad news. Why? Because it is BADDDDDD. So if we set in place a behaviour to tell the truth, whether that is good or bad news, we then know what are dealing with and it is the truth. so appropriate decisions can be made. We are being proactive instead of reactive. • It is important across Navy, DMO and Defence that we are collaborative. This does not mean that there has to be hugs and slaps, and 'Hi 5's' all round. Basically it is about respecting your colleagues (mates or oppos) and the people you are working with and noting and valuing the contribution they are making. • Finally we are all accountable for the work we do. What we are doing! The Seaworthiness Culture Change Plan has been broken down as follows: • Short Term Early Intervention Strategies: o In order to gather momentum to set in place a Seaworthiness Culture our Project Board, chaired by DCN, gave approval to organise a number of Early Intervention Strategies to communicate the concept of Seaworthiness. This included a variety of presentations across Navy and DMO by Senior Officers. This includes presentations to the following: -- Command and Leadership Courses like the CO/XO, Eng Officer Design Course (HODS), -- CPO Promotion Courses, -- DMO Business Process Review (across Australia), -- MSD SPOD and BU Managers workshop, -- PWO courses, and -- COMAUSFLT Conference. o We have liaised with Navy News to provide a regular column with a seaworthiness flavour, building on the Seaworthiness launch in July this year. o Seaworthiness theme will be injected in to the Naval Leadership Development Workshops (NLDW) commencing in 2013. o A Seaworthiness Culture survey will be undertaken to establish a baseline for future KPI measurement and future benefits mapping. • Medium/Long Term Strategies. Development of our medium to long term strategies for 2013/14 are still a work in progress, but relatively early thoughts on Seaworthiness behavioural strategies include: o Awards (Seaworthiness input Fleet and possible SPO awards etc) o Performance Reporting for Navy/DMO (ie NOPARs/SPARS/PFADS / EPAs) o Commendations, Continued next page ...