Team members are highlighting the importance of seven workplace values that contribute to safe and compliant operations as the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) continues to destroy obsolete chemical weapons.
“Cultural Beliefs represent the values that drive the actions of PCAPP employees and tie directly back to our key results,” said Sandy Lamb, assistant project manager, PCAPP.
As a means of staff becoming more familiar with the beliefs and using the tools they were trained in, the Reinvigorate Cultural Beliefs team launched a pin campaign in January, whereby staff receive a lapel pin for frequent feedback around a specific belief they’ve demonstrated, Lamb said.
“The culture at PCAPP reflects the attitudes and actions of each of us,” said Bret Griebenow, deputy project manager, PCAPP. “We each have a role to play in reinforcing the culture we want. For that reason, the description for each of the PCAPP Cultural Beliefs begins with I.”
“‘I own my words and actions and take responsibility for them’ is the PCAPP Cultural Belief, Own it. It captures personal accountability,” Griebenow said.
“I Matter is the cultural belief that I think matters more than any others,” said Kim Jackson, plant manager, PCAPP. “To me, this means we help each other out in every way possible.”
In addition to Own It, and I Matter, the PCAPP Cultural Beliefs are Open Minded, Team Engagement, Integrate Talent, Planning Works and Operations Excellence.
“The team’s motto is ‘Cultural Beliefs begin with me’ because we feel strongly that these beliefs are central to our success for safety, quality and environmental compliance,” Lamb said.