Home' Navy News : August 5th 2010 Contents 15
August 5, 2010
"NAVIGATING the Change" (NTC) is
a program of adult learning that aims to
encourage discussion of unacceptable
behaviour -- particularly how to rec-
ognise these behaviours and develop
strategies to deal with them when they
Participants will be shown examples
of unacceptable behaviour, reflect on
what they think of these scenarios, and
then compare them to what others think.
This is then compared to the Navy's
Values and Signature Behaviours.
Every leader is responsible for what
they can see 'from their own masthead'.
Early action, courage and putting our-
selves in others' shoes will make a dif-
Things to remember in a 'Navigating
the Change' session:
Listen to what others say and have an
Accept that we are all not the same --
we all have individual perspectives,
beliefs and values -- and that we all
have blind spots.
Try and understand how another per-
Accept that Navy has defined its
Values and Signature Behaviours, and
we all need to live as harmoniously
as possible within these.
Recognise that unacceptable behav-
iours have a profound effect on peo-
ple and should not be dismissed. If
left unchecked, unacceptable behav-
iour can erode the harmony and
effectiveness of a team.
What to expect from
your NTC session
1. "All Defence personnel have
a responsibility to foster
an equitable, fair and safe
free from all forms of
The Defence Values, single-
Service Values, Australian
Public Service (APS) Values
and the APS Code of
Conduct collectively set out
the behaviour expected of all
2. "Unacceptable behaviour
in the workplace is not
condoned, and neither is
the mismanagement or
disregard of complaints.
Defence is committed to
ensuring that incidents of
unacceptable behaviour are
dealt with appropriately."
-- Taken from Defence Instruction
(General) PERS 35--3, 'Manage-
ment and reporting of unaccep-
Defence behaviour policy
'NAVIGATING the Change' is the
next phase in New Generation
Navy's culture change strategy,
and focuses on the impact of
This program follows on from
'Making the Change' and is very
similar in style and delivery.
These engagements are a crucial
part of our overall culture change
journey. We have already defined
our Navy Values and Signature
Behaviours as our code of con-
duct, and the 'Navigating the
Change' modules will reinforce
how we behave towards each
other in an acceptable way -- at
work and play, across all ranks,
now and the future.
The 'Navigating the Change'
engagements will be delivered by
divisional staff over four monthly
one-hour sessions, during the
period August through December
The modules will address
where unacceptable behaviour
comes from, the damage this
can cause, and how every Navy
member can contribute by taking
action, and how this can be done.
This program represents a
unique opportunity as well as
a significant investment by our
organisation. Chief of Navy is
A word from WO-N
especially looking to our Warrant
Officer and Senior Sailor commu-
nity to drive and take ownership
of this round of modules, and I
encourage you to lead by example.
We all have an important role to
play in leading cultural change
within our Navy and I urge all of
you to make a difference in your
areas of influence.
This is our Navy, this is our
WO Mark Tandy
Warrant Officer of the Navy
involved -- and undermines all of Navy's good achievements and accomplishments.
Links Archive July 22nd 2010 August 19th 2010 Navigation Previous Page Next Page