Our people - the reason for our success
Leading cultural transformation
Landgate way of working
Our values continue to underpin everything we do. The Landgate way of working initiative was commenced to drive Landgate’s cultural transformation. The way of working is described as being customer-centric, living Landgate’s values and demonstrating leadership behaviours in order to build a culture of high performance.
A leadership framework was developed during the year. ‘Landgate leadership expectations’ identifies leadership behaviours expected of all Landgate employees. The framework will guide leadership development activities in 2016/17 to support the behaviours that will drive cultural change.
Developing our managers
Identifying the next generation of leaders and developing their leadership skills is one of the strategies Landgate implemented during the year to build a highly skilled workforce, capable of meeting the challenges of a dynamic environment.
In July 2015, a leadership development program was rolled out to frontline managers across Landgate. The four-day program ‘Explore’ was designed to equip people managers with the skills to more effectively lead their teams through change.
Over 100 ‘explorers’ from across the business attended the program and 98 per cent of participants stated they would recommend the program to others.
Community and charity events
Landgate continued its commitment to support the local community in partnership with the City of Swan through various events during the year.
NAIDOC celebrations commemorated the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. An International Women’s Day breakfast and charity fundraiser was held in March, with proceeds from the event donated to Starick, a charity that works alongside women and children to support recovery from the impact of family and domestic violence. Volunteers from Landgate and the City of Swan also participated in planting 3,000 trees at Whiteman Park to help restore areas devastated by fire in December 2014.
Landgate continued its support of the Australian Red Cross by enabling employees to donate blood during work time. Additionally, employee fundraising events continue to be well supported, raising money for local charities. Included this year were the Cancer Council’s ‘Daffodil Day’, a ‘Charity Extravaganza’ sausage sizzle and participation in casual dress Fridays.
Fostering workplace diversity
The Aboriginal cross-cultural awareness program – ‘Culturally speaking: towards partnerships with Aboriginal people’ was delivered at Landgate in three separate workshops. The program aims to ensure our workforce is equipped with an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and supports an inclusive workplace.
Landgate took part in a street banner project in Midland as part of Reconciliation Week, a project led by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.
An inaugural celebration of Pride Month was held in November. The event recognises and embraces the role and contributions of LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning) people in the workplace and community.