2012 FEPA Presentation: Mark Weise

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2012 FEPA Presentation: Mark Weise

  1. 1. Leaderships Influence on Safety CultureFEPA Conference – Orlando, 2012Mark Wiese / NASA KSC
  2. 2. 2Speaker Background
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  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 7Primary Goal – Mission Success
  8. 8. 8Safety before Mission Success Why? - People & Family
  9. 9. 9How to best achieve Safety?• Process Driven is one way… ▫ OSHA ▫ VPP ▫ ISO-9000 ▫ CMMI ▫ Standards ▫ Regulations ▫ Etc. etc. etc. Processes do nothing without
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 12Branding Influences Behaviors• Drive home the “Brand”, the “Mission”• Explain the “Way we operate” & “Why”• Don’t forget your history… revisit often
  13. 13. 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”
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 15So What?• Cultures will form anyway• Cultures can be negative and counterproductiveThe right culture can cultivate your team to have…
  16. 16. 16Empower your team – take Pride … leave a Legacy for others to follow

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