Original Date: 06/23/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Organizational Meetings
The Director of Ammunition Operations initiated a structured meeting format to improve organizational communication and effectiveness. The meetings are held biweekly and divided into major mission areas:
Storage/Stockpile Reliability Army Missile Maintenance
Demilitarization/Conventional Ammunition Maintenance
Air Force and Navy Missile Maintenance
The meetings are sequential and last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. All key directorate personnel attend the meetings to ensure that proper discussion of the issues is achieved. Agendas are developed prior to each meeting by the Directorate of Ammunition Operations (DAO) staff, and open time is allowed for any topics and concerns that employees may have regarding the four areas.
One key aspect of the meeting format is the use of an impartial facilitator who is charged with conducting the meetings and providing minutes to key Directorate personnel. The facilitator designates the individuals responsible for future action items and tasks in the meeting minutes. The facilitator is a contract employee, not a DAO or Depot employee, which ensures that meetings are conducted in an impartial manner. This format has been in effect for three to four years. The average number of employees attending the meetings is eight to twelve DAO personnel.
Since this format has been used, the Directorate has reaped several key benefits that have improved morale and organizational effectiveness. First and foremost, communication has been greatly enhanced within the Directorate at all levels. The teaming efforts have been improved and all key issues and taskings have been properly coordinated, benefitting both management and employees.
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