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Our annual industry priorities research report is available for download

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We are excited to share this year's Asset Management and Maintenance Priorities research report with you. Every year since 2016, we have surveyed maintenance and asset management professionals from a range of industries to determine what their priorities were for that year, and what initiatives they were putting in place to deal with those priorities.

 

New article: How to align reward systems with strategic goals: Moving from a repair-focused to a reliability-focused culture

Any form of change initiative must successfully address the question of “what’s in it for me?” for those being asked to change. In other words, there must be some form of greater reward for individuals and groups if they adopt the new, desired behaviours, than if they continue to behave in the old, undesirable way. These rewards can be both financial and non-financial, but the most successful change initiatives incorporate a blend of the two.

This is the third in a series of 6 articles on moving from a repair-focused to a reliability-focused culture. The full series includes:

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New article: How to improve cross-functional collaboration: Moving from a repair-focused to a reliability-focused culture

 

In a reactive maintenance environment, the interaction between production and maintenance is pretty simple. production says “jump”, and maintenance says “how high?” As organisations move into the planned maintenance environment, however, the nature of the relationship between production and maintenance changes. If maintenance is to effectively schedule routine maintenance tasks, then it must reach agreement with production regarding approprate timing, and production must ensure that the equipment is ready for maintenance.

In this case, it is maintenance now initiating the request that production perform some activity – communication and customer orientation is no longer all one way. In this article we explore what cultural shifts need to happen within an organisation to best adopt reliability-focused processes.

 

This is the fourth in a series of 6 articles on moving from a repair-focused to a reliability-focused culture. The full series includes:

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We trimmed and wrapped over 1000 roses for Cystic Fibrosis WA

Last Thursday we were thrilled to once again participate in the preparation for 65 Roses Day, hosted by Cystic Fibrosis WA. It was great to be involved once again after last year's event was sadly postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We managed to match our performance of previous years, with our dedicated team of engineers-come-floral decorators reaching a total of over 1,000 roses trimmed and wrapped. These roses were then sold on 65 Roses Day last Friday to raise funds for essential research and support for those living with cystic fibrosis in WA.

 

New article: How to ensure a long-term strategic focus: Moving from a repair-focused to a reliability-focused culture

The first point to make about Organisational Culture is that changing it is not a short-term activity. Significant, sustainable change in organisational culture takes at least 5 years and potentially up to 10 years in some organisations. Given the propensity of some organisations today to rotate managers through operational positions with a two-to-three-year spell in any one position, it is unlikely that any one manager will succeed in significantly and sustainably changing the culture within their area of responsibility – but many try.

What is required is a constancy of purpose that transcends short-term fluctuations in organisational circumstances, and changes in personnel. This, therefore, requires the achievement of a reliability-focused culture to be a core element of the organisation’s strategic vision and plan. And this, in turn, requires the senior leadership team (potentially including the board of directors) to be convinced of the merits of this initiative – not just one individual. We will discuss how to go about achieving this later in this series.

 

This is the first in a series of 6 articles on moving from a repair-focused to a reliability-focused culture. The full series includes:

 

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