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Creating the Performance Culture

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Creating the Performance Culture


This informative whitepaper discusses how affecting the bottom line of a company permanently is far more difficult than improving a KPI.

Developing the Performance Culture is about changing the behaviours of the people at the plant level before there is any real improvement in business metrics.  Technical and tactical competence is important but changing results and sustaining them requires changing behaviours in the long term.

Explore the 4 “P’s” of Performance Culture including examining the 12 essential elements and you’ll begin to gain insight into measurable cultural change.

An oil and gas company case study is used to demonstrate the 4 P’s principle and the spectacular results outlined.

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Date Article was written:  May 2012

Author: Brad Peterson, SAMI Corp

AMPEAK Asset Management Conference and Call for Papers

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Asset Management Conference

Perth 2014, 2-5 June Crown

This month we want to let you know about a great conference coming up next year – The AMPEAK Asset Management Conference Perth 2014, 2-5th June, Crown. The AMPEAK Asset Management Conference unites professionals, students, organisations and global leaders from asset intensive industries, ‘enabling benefits for all from effective use of assets’. Mark it in your diaries now so you don’t miss it!

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The name AMPEAK stands for Asset Management: Promote, Educate, Assist, Knowledge; and further, suggests the ‘peak’ or highest point of asset management, which is exactly what they aim to provide at the Conference. AMPEAK will Promote practitioner participation in, and ongoing contribution to, Asset Management Council activities and AMBoK. It will Educate and Assist stakeholders in continuous improvement by providing the information, tools and vital access to thought leaders to build capacity. Finally, AMPEAK will place heavy emphasis on the importance of sharing Knowledge and ideas, and providing thought-provoking and innovative material to continue to move this industry into the future.

The Asset Management Council is an independent, not for profit, professional body and they have been hosting annually the longest running asset management conference in the world. It attracts leading edge thought leaders, high level asset management professionals and representatives from a diverse range of organisations involved in asset management. You will find this conference is a great professional development experience and good networking opportunity to forge client and partner relationships.


Call for Papers

Individuals, organisations and institutions are encouraged to apply to present their asset management technical developments through peer reviewed papers and extended abstracts.

Papers of particular interest are those covering existing and emerging practices in the asset management domain, particularly areas of significance and originality concerning the hot topics around and beyond ISO5500x. For example:

• ISO 5500x implementation and beyond
• Gaining productivity and cost effectiveness through asset management maturity
• Safety and risk management
• Infrastructure
• Maintenance management
• Managing remote assets

If you or your organisation would like to be part of the AMPEAK Asset Management Conference Perth 2014 program, contact Zoë Fitzpatrick at or on +61 3 9819 2515.

Abstract submissions close Monday 11th November 2013

The Asset Management Council looks forward to welcoming you to the AMPEAK Asset Management Conference Perth 2014, 2-5th June, Crown, Perth.


The AMC’s History

The Asset Management Council (then MESA: the Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia) first launched the International Conference of Maintenance Societies (ICOMS) in 1994. This conference became the annual meeting point that unified and facilitated the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge between these individuals.

As the asset management discipline grew and diversified beyond maintenance, so too did MESA and the ICOMS conference. As part of the Asset Management Council’s vision and purpose, and the growth of the Asset Management Council itself, we began a consultative process involving board members, officers and Asset Management Council members to better align our conference name and purpose with our vision.