Getting the Culture of the Organisation Right
16 Oct 2013
Attended by more than 180 former graduates, the October 10 event featured a guest appearance by Chief of the Australian Army Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, who spoke at length about the role of leaders in the development of organisational cultures, the army as a business, and the need to include more women in the Australian Defence Force.
"The Australian Army exists to serve the nation," Lieutenant General Morrison told the packed Great Hall audience. "We live in the best country on earth. You do have the best army, I can promise you. But, it needs to be better. It needs to have a more inclusive culture, because if it doesn't, it won't be the capable force you need it to be."
Business School Co-Dean Professor Tyrone Carlin said it was an honour and privilege to have Lieutenant General Morrison involved in the event.
"I can think of no one better qualified to dispense insights on subjects like organisational leadership and management cultures than the Chief of the Australian Army," he said. "He is an individual who has led by example and achieved outstanding success in one of the most demanding environments imaginable."
Also confirming the success of the evening, Business School Co-Dean Professor David Grant paid tribute to the importance of the university's alumni culture.
"The Alumni Dinner is a fantastic opportunity for our graduates to re-connect and network with colleagues and former mentors," he said. "These annual events are always a tremendous success and are extremely well supported. They provide a wonderful opportunity for us to learn about the incredible personal and professional achievements of our alumni and draw attention to the wealth of talent and expertise held by this engaged group of individuals."
The Business School encourages all of our alumni to keep regularly updated about the ongoing teaching, research and industry-based initiatives that the Business School offers.