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The 5 Characteristics of High Performing Organisations

The 5 Characteristics of High Performing Organisations

No organisation is immune to things going wrong Machines fail, parts malfunction and human error is something that simply can’t be avoided But for NASA, failures can have very large scale implications So how do you manage these inherent risks  It requires high performing, high reliability teams and the backbone of it all is good leadership During Mainstream Conference 2016, Ed Van Cise, Flight Director for the International Space Station, pulled back the curtain on NASA’s culture and revealed the ....

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Three Ways to Improve ROI Through Asset Management

Three Ways to Improve ROI Through Asset Management

Over the last 20 years, discussions on asset management have moved from fix-as-fail to to the introduction of ISO 55 000 and the acknowledgement that asset management is a generator of value Modern asset management recognises that our assets have inherent organisational value, they impact organisational performance and they influence organisational risk But convincing the power brokers of the organisation that this is the case can be a real challenge As a member of the asset management organisation, you can demonstrate ....

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Identifying Pain Points for Asset Management Professionals

Identifying Pain Points for Asset Management Professionals

As a Program Director, I often get asked how I decide on what goes into the Mainstream Conference program each year While finding the people and organisations with the best stories is an important part of putting the event together, what many people don’t realise is that the research process starts long before the event planning even begins – usually 6 months out from the conference – when we get the community together in a series of roundtable discussion groups ....

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Asset Management 2017: Industry Snapshot

Asset Management 2017: Industry Snapshot

As senior asset management leaders we strive for operational excellence We know how important asset management is in a company’s ability to increase productivity, and to demonstrate continuous improvement The fact is we rely on our assets to make money We need to disrupt the mindset that asset management simply equals maintenance – it doesn’t The current climate is right for engaging senior management in long-term asset management strategy and ensuring our organisations are set up to for continuous improvement How ....

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On Demand Recording: Leadership in a High Performing, High Reliability Organisation (NASA)

On Demand Recording: Leadership in a High Performing, High Reliability Organisation (NASA)

Implementation and operation of human spaceflight missions is challenging, requiring support from on-board crews and Earth-based flight operations teams Responding to the changing environment and mission in and beyond Earth’s orbit, as well as managing the inherent risks, requires high performing, highly reliable flight control teams Ed Van Cise is the International Space Station Flight Director at NASA Ed has led multiple space missions and is accountable for critical decisions affecting mission success This recorded session (slides synchronised with audio) ....

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