Ensuring the implementation of engineering asset management: understanding organisational culture
Brunetto, Y & Xerri, MJ 2011, 'Ensuring the implementation of engineering asset management: understanding organisational culture', paper presented to WCEAM 2011: Sixth World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 2-4 October.
This paper reviews the literature about Engineering Asset Management (EAM), the implementation of organisational change and organisational culture and suggests a process for measuring the organisational culture of asset firms to determine if the current environment is conducive to supporting change to improve overall asset management performance. The information can be used by management to identify what work practices are being promoted and which need to be changed if required. A change in management practices (e.g. supervision or rewards) is most likely required to support the successful implementation of an asset management framework. The development of such practices can be used as a tool for aligning organisational goals with the goals of individual employees.