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May 13, 2010
NAVY will use its system of "signature
behaviours" to steer a course through
the challenges of the ADF's Strategic
Reform Program (SRP).
The signature behaviours have been
the primary achievement of the New
Generation Navy's (NGN) cultural change
program, launched a year ago.
The application of the signature behav-
iours is intrinsically linked to the prin-
ciples of SRP and is expected to be the
driver for effective reform within Navy.
Changing Defence's financial prac-
tices has been high on the agenda since
the release of the Defence White Paper
last year, and the Government's direc-
tion to create $20 billion in savings for
reinvesting in Defence capability over the
These savings are to be reinvested in
current and future capabilities through
In a speech to the Senior Leadership
Group on March 31, the Secretary, Mr Ian
Watt, said the SRP was "above all else ...
about cultural reform".
"By this, I mean it will require change
in behaviours and the way in which we
engage with the reform process itself,"
While SRP is a joint venture, Navy
is off to a strong start with its signature
behaviours and the leadership develop-
ment programs it has created for all ranks
based on these behaviours.
In implementing reforms across Navy
and the wider organisation, Defence aims
to build a culture of innovation, with com-
petent, cost-conscious people, and the
signature behaviours are expected to go
some way towards achieving this.
These behaviours are seen as a power-
ful personal tool which, along with their
values, will characterise Navy people into
But, where the signature behaviours
are concerned with actions around what
needs to be done, SRP is about doing it.
Every individual will be asked to take
ownership of the SRP to ensure savings
are made in every possible area.
The Secretary agreed the New
Generation Navy program had positioned
Navy well to achieve the SRP objectives.
Chief of Navy, VADM Crane, RAN,
said "Navy's signature behaviours will
be the enablers for SRP. By demonstrat-
ing the signature behaviours in the per-
formance of their duties, each member of
the Navy can contribute to achieving the
reforms we need," he said.
"We need to be cost conscious; we
need to challenge and innovate; we need
to fix problems and take action, and
develop a culture of continuous improve-
ment in all of our workplaces, both at sea
"These signature behaviours are par-
ticularly applicable to SRP.
"Everyone in the Navy has a part
in using our signature behaviours to do
things better and save money."
Navy is embedding these behaviours
through its "Making the Change" work-
The signature behaviours are being
used in assessing suitability for progres-
sion, and as part of all Navy Officer
Performance Appraisal Reports and Sailor
Performance Appraisal Reports.
The focus for the second year of NGN
will be on leadership. The aim is to gen-
erate change all Navy personnel can see
-- training smarter, leading by example,
and establishing a culture that supports
Reduce time and waste.
Prevent duplication of work.
Ensure policies reflect
Improve decision making around
the expenditure of resources.
Establish clear links between
identified need and the final
Reduce demand for goods and
Build a cost-conscious culture in
With more than 300 initiatives, the SRP aims to:
Cultural change gives
Navy a flying start
savings will be
as (from top) air
ers, tactical trans-
to replace the
Sea Kings, and
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