Culture can be summed up simply by the phrase 'the way we do things here'.
Barnies culture shows itself in the different patterns of behaviour and different ways of responding to our various stakholder groups:
- volunteers -
- players -
- parents -
- sponsors -
- other teams -
- Associations -
- Council etc -
Behviours influencing our culture may seem trivial but are highly symbolic. Do we encourage people to talk to each other in a respectful way, to share their ideas and improve processes? Do we treat ALL tems in an age group as equally important and spread our effort accordingly? Do we recognise and thank people for good idea, for their efforts or for their achievements? Answers to questions like these can indicate whether we believe in true equality and inclusion.
Cultures take time to make but once established they are suprisingly powerful and resilient. To ensure that we manage and maintain our culture we need a framework or hierachy that support the core values. At Barnies, everything we do should map back to a core set of values applied within a hierachy of:
1. The Club - "What is good for the Club: - core focus
2. Age Group - "If it's good for an age group, but detrimental to the club, it shouldn't happen."
3. Team - "If it's good for a team, but detrimental to the age group, it shouldn't happen."
4. Player / Member - "If it's good for a player, but detrimental to the team, it shouldn't happen."
The Clubs values are simple and logical:
The Club shall not discriminate on reace, gender or ability
The Club is includive and will encourage volunteer involvement in all aspects of our administration and management
The Clubwill offer football membership at a fair price
All the Club's processes will be administered ina fair and transparent manner. Transparency will assist and prevent factions / cliques developing
The Club will engage with our community and will provide assistance to variousgroups where practicable
The Club will encourage funand inclusion before winning. Winning is an outcome of engaged players, goodcoaching, team spiritand individual skills. We want to encourage ALL our children to be the best they can be and to perform as well as they can but not through elitism or non-inclusive behaviour.
Some of the critical processes we have developed for the Club such as grievances, registration, team selection and coaching need to be better communicated in terms of their objectives and how they support our Club's culture.
Outlined below are guiding principles on how we apply these processes to meet the goals of our culture: