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    2012 FEPA Presentation: Mark Weise 2012 FEPA Presentation: Mark Weise Presentation Transcript

    • Leaderships Influence on Safety CultureFEPA Conference – Orlando, 2012Mark Wiese / NASA KSC
    • 2Speaker Background
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    • 6 Critical, High Risk, HazardousNASA Energy Pipeline• Processing & Launch • Maintenance & Sustainment• Fueling • Gas & Liquid Transfer• Cryogenic Fuel Storage • Fuel Storage• Complex Lifting Operations • Regulation of Pressure/Temp• Integration of Workforce • Integration of Workforce• Multiple Skill Sets • Multiple Skill Sets• Various Companies • Various Companies• Government Insight/Oversight • Government Insight/Oversight
    • 7Primary Goal – Mission Success
    • 8Safety before Mission Success Why? - People & Family
    • 9How to best achieve Safety?• Process Driven is one way… ▫ OSHA ▫ VPP ▫ ISO-9000 ▫ CMMI ▫ Standards ▫ Regulations ▫ Etc. etc. etc. Processes do nothing without
    • 10Why Culture?• Project Management is required to achieve our goals? ▫ Cost ▫ Schedule ▫ Technical• People & Teams are the true key to a successful project ▫ You can effectively manage your cost, schedule, and technical requirements through your people and the diversity of your team• Assure Safety remains a primary value of your People ▫ As a Leader you must
    • 11Leadership Drives Culture• Share the vision, no matter how big or small• Explain the connection of the job to society• Foster communication• Influence a workforce that openly communicates concerns and discusses solutions ▫ Remove fear of “speaking up” ▫ Establish a process for handling dissent & risk ▫ Empower Checks & Balances ▫ Do not limit the Decision Makers
    • 12Branding Influences Behaviors• Drive home the “Brand”, the “Mission”• Explain the “Way we operate” & “Why”• Don’t forget your history… revisit often
    • 13The Power of Brand Recognition• Why does “Branding” your organization work? ▫ Inspires ▫ Connects the Mind & Heart ▫ Lasting• How do well known organizations differentiate their brand to you?  “Just Do It”  “Be all you can be”  “Breakfast of champions”  “Think Different”
    • 14Culture as it applies to teamsCulture: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization (www.merriam-webster.com)• Strong cultures immediately invoke emotions• What culture exists in your team today (+/-/neutral)?• As a leader you can take steps to re-shape a team culture• As a team member, you can influence a culture• Safety is a Prime Value ▫ Only when it is a part of your Culture ▫ Being a force fed process alone will not establish the value ▫ Leadership must encourage the behavior by example
    • 15So What?• Cultures will form anyway• Cultures can be negative and counterproductiveThe right culture can cultivate your team to have…
    • 16Empower your team – take Pride … leave a Legacy for others to follow