Culture News
Associates walk-a-lap for survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Defense Supply Center Columbus associates gathered to walk Mission Park in support of survivors of sexual assault during the annual Walk-a-Lap for a Survivor event April 17. Prior to the walk, associates received information on the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program as well as additional resources available. Afterwards, participants took selfies and painted canvas to raise awareness. If you were unable to attend, resources and additional information are available from the DLA Land and Maritime Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at 614-692-8846. For 24/7 response, call 1-800-841-0937.
April 18, 2019 - DSCC associates gathered to walk Mission Park in support of survivors of sexual assault during the annual Walk-a-Lap for a Survivor event April 17.

Breakfast, key messages start associates day on right path
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Chief of Staff Air Force Col. Janette Ketchum engaged associates with conversation about leadership during the Inaugural Chief of Staff Breakfast. The event was hosted by the Leadership Development Council April 10 in the Operations Center Buckeye and Cardinal rooms at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. The LDC fosters leadership and critical decision-making skills by providing the DLA Land and Maritime workforce with continuous learning opportunities through education forums, networking and professional events.
April 12, 2019 - The benefits of breakfast extend past starting the day off right for associates at DLA Land and Maritime as they received key messages on leadership from Chief of Staff Air Force Col. Janette Ketchum April 10.

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View all events and activities on the official DLA Land and Maritime calendar.


About Culture Council

Mission Statement

To address workforce perceptions and recommend actionable solutions that promote understanding, credibility, teamwork, integrity, respect and accountability among associates and management, both personally and professionally.

Vision

The Culture Council will be a progressive team that continuously makes a positive impact on the culture and workplace environment.

Purpose
  • Build a world class organization
  • Provide a forum for all associates
  • Provide a governance mechanism for cultural transformation
  • Promote and nurture behaviors that foster mutual trust and respect
  • Bridge the gap of perceptions that impact the DLA Way
Responsibilities

We provide structure and consistency that is recognized throughout the DLA Community as the Defense Supply Center Columbus Commander's instrument of cultural transformation activities. We are also a conduit for all associates to quickly communicate ideas, problems and opportunities that impact the core values and beliefs of the DLA Culture, with the intent that feedback/action may be timely and effective.

Specific Tasks

Take the pulse of the workforce through a variety of communication tools Access the gap between expectations and reality with regards to the workplace culture Identify key issues that affect the morale and recommend possible actions Lead Culture transformation activities.


WHAT IS CULTURE?

Culture ... Sum of shared values, beliefs and norms of behavior

  • Values...Fundamental principles and standards such as integrity or respect
  • Beliefs...What people hear inside or outside the organization and perceptions about what leaders are doing and saying
  • Behaviors...Beliefs turned into action

DLA uses the Denison Model as a tool to measure its culture and the culture of each of its field activities.

The Defense Supply Center Columbus Culture Council represents associates from Defense Supply Center Columbus, J6, J8, HR Svcs-C and DS-FC.

Associates at Defense Supply Center Columbus and other DLA activities use results of the Climate Culture survey to help shape efforts to improve their organization's culture.


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