Goal 6: Sustain an encouraging and productive environment for all staff
To provide an encouraging, productive and accountable environment in which all staff will have the opportunity to fulfil their roles and responsibilities and contribute to achieving the Gallery’s goals
We have built on a positive and stimulating working environment by introducing Individual Development Performance Agreements which improves the alignment of our staff's endeavours with corporate objectives, provides performance feedback to individual staff and ensures staff ownership of professional development outcomes.
We share knowledge and consult widely on procedural and policy changes and issues through our communication and consultative forums including: Senior Managers Meetings, the Gallery Consultative Committee, the OH&S Committee, Council debriefs and other internal processes and practices. We also encourage staff to participate in planning and review processes.
Our staff have won industry awards in education, tourism, environment, design, publications and conservation. Our staff generously share intellectual and professional knowledge with others via internships, invitations to symposiums, lectures and special education events and make a broader contribution through their leadership roles and participation on various committees and fora.
Our Internship program provides training to university students from around Australia and assists them in making the transition from study to museum employment.
A safety culture is being embodied within the Gallery through participation in the National Safety Council of Australia 5 Star Health and Safety Management Program.
We promote staff functions that encourage networking within the Gallery and give staff an informal method of sharing information.
We have developed strategies that promote and recognise staff achievements such as: