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20 January 2023 Statement

CSIRO is focused on solving Australia's greatest challenges through innovative science and technology – it's what we've been doing for the past 100 years. This is possible thanks to the dedication and commitment of our 5500+ people. 

To ensure we continue to attract and develop world class talent, we’re committed to continually strengthening our culture and making CSIRO a great place to work. 

CSIRO’s 2021-2022 Culture Survey took place between March – April 2022 to understand the key strengths and challenges of culture at CSIRO. Results were shared with staff in May 2022.

The survey results showed there are many strengths to CSIRO’s culture, including that our people are clear and aligned around CSIRO’s purpose, strategic direction and intent. It showed our people are well-informed through effective sharing of information, value working as a team and that they felt innovation was encouraged and rewarded.

The survey also told us we still have some challenges and opportunities to strengthen our culture. This includes improving how we work together and live our values.  

In response to this CSIRO is taking a multi-pronged approach to strengthen culture. Over the past six months progress has been made on this, including an increased investment in leadership capability and values, local actions for each Business Unit and organisation-wide programs of work to simplify and strengthen how we work together.

CSIRO is measuring the impact of these actions with a ‘pulse’ survey planned for early 2023. A reporting framework has also been developed to track and monitor relevant metrics, providing indicators of CSIRO’s progress. 

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