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Tackling Conflict in Cross-Functional Teams

Tackling Conflict in Cross-Functional Teams

It’s true that conflict is an inevitable part of any organisation But conflict seems to be amplified by the increasingly challenging business environment we find ourselves operating in today: tighter budgets and higher efficiency expectations are paradoxically driving up barriers and unhealthy competitiveness, especially between Maintenance and Operations Often Maintenance is feeling derailed because operations have come in with other emergencies that they want addressed, or there is frustration from both sides in relation to machinery breakdowns When these kind ....

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Jessica Barber: Five Vital Steps to Enable Business Transformation

Jessica Barber: Five Vital Steps to Enable Business Transformation

Jessica Barber was appointed BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s first female Mining Manager at its Mt Whaleback Mine in the Pilbara She was the recipient of the AFR BOSS Young Executive of the Year Award in 2012 and WA winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards Business Woman of the Year Ahead of her upcoming presentation at Mainstream Conference, she explains why your people are the key to changing the organisational culture and transform business performance You can follow almost any transformation process ....

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Nancy Johnson on Asset Management "There are No Secrets; Only Imperfect Memories"

Nancy Johnson on Asset Management "There are No Secrets; Only Imperfect Memories"

Nancy Johnson is recognised for leading initiatives that improved the image of the busiest US airport system, surface transportation assets, regional marine terminals and ports, and the World Trade Center Her programs, including the EAM and Storm Mitigation and Resiliency program following Hurricane Sandy, have reduced cost and risk, increased external funding, improved cash flow, and enhanced customer experience In the lead up to her session at Mainstream Conference in Melbourne and Perth, she explains how she found herself in one ....

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Dr. Carla Boehl: How to Master Innovation in Asset Management

Dr. Carla Boehl: How to Master Innovation in Asset Management

Dr Carla Boehl is one of the leading minds in Australia on strategic asset management and innovation She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at WA School of Mines, Curtin University and will be presenting on “How to Help Your Company Master Innovation” at Mainstream Conference Ahead of her session, she shares four insights about innovation in asset management 1 Both industry and universities need to innovate in their approach to collaboration In this fast-paced continually disruptive world, universities ....

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8 Team-Building Lessons From a World #1 Cricket Coach

8 Team-Building Lessons From a World #1 Cricket Coach

Paddy Upton is a world renowned cricket coach and speaker at Mainstream Conference He shares eight lessons learned while transforming a fledging cricket team into a World No 1 ranked team and explains how these lessons can translate to your own maintenance and reliability teams As a mental-game coach, I had been fortunate to help lead two nations’ cricket teams to the World No 1 ranking What happened next was a surprise The captain of one of the teams in ....

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