This is our mantra, and we grow quality chickens, our business, our customers business, but most importantly we grow our people!
This is the story of our developing CI culture that started, as like many organisations, with a tool focus without the appropriate resourcing or consideration to the cultural change required for a successful transformation.
Once we realised the need for engagement and alignment of the business strategy, and resourcing of the program, we gained the momentum for our program.
Today our CI culture is developing, we have a cascading strategy and monitor our team based KPIs on visual performance boards. We have a successful staff development program, which led us to being awarded the Australian Training Award for Medium Businesses in 2017, and a portfolio of improvement activity resulting in improved performance and profit.
WHAT ATTENDEES WILL LEARN
Attendees will learn the critical elements for developing a culture of continuous improvement, particularly the conversion of strategy to action through a team-based approach as was discovered through the journey that Darwalla has been on.
Simon’s interest in continuous improvement was sparked during his 21 year career with the RAAF. He completed his Master of Business Administration whilst he was part of the Air Force Improvement Team, before joining Rio Tinto as the Lean Improvement Specialist in the coal division. He consulted to Chevron and Conoco Phillips whilst being part of the Canadian based RLG International, before joining Darwalla as the Business Improvement Manager in 2017.