Culture News
Positive practices emphasized during Child Abuse Prevention Month
Children at the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Child Development Center plant pinwheels in during a past Child Abuse Prevention Month observance. While this year’s event has been canceled to ensure social distancing guidelines, the installation Family Advocacy Program Manager recommends several resources for families to find ways to reduce stress.
April 2, 2020 - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and serves as an annual observation to raise awareness of child abuse and prevention. The statistics about child abuse are stark – in 2018, approximately 678,000 children in the U.S. were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect.

Commentary: Employee Assistance Program is here to help
The Employee Assistance Program is a structured approach for helping employees and their families identify and resolve personal problems and concerns that may affect job performance.
March 27, 2020 - These are strange times we find ourselves in. As the world grapples with coronavirus, it’s an especially stressful time for all and many are asking questions about what’s next.

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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 DLA Land and Maritime 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 DLA Land and Maritime, J6, J8, HR Svcs-C and DM-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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