Observers attributed much of SCIRT's success to the culture that created a unique environment and experience for team members, which, in turn, resulted in outstanding outcomes for the people of Christchurch.
Five fundamental principles were woven into the fabric of the SCIRT culture:
- The role of human resources at SCIRT;
- "Spirit over ego";
- Intentionally creating a culture;
- The culture of an organisation affecting outside groups;
- Achieving the right tensions to enable innovation and high performance possibilities.
A video of a presentation by Belinda de Zwart, SCIRT's human resources and peak performance manager, is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHDoKg3NC3U. Belinda details how SCIRT went about intentionally creating and maintaining a culture of high performance and resilience.
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