Transform Your Safety Culture
From Compliance to a Culture of Commitment - Why Bother?
Because we can only sustain what we deeply care about and are committed to.
Many companies, when trying to improve safety performance, use training to improve competence, hoping this will increase confidence and eventually elevate compliance. Although this will help improve safety performance, this approach will fall short of obtaining a commitment from your employees because they do not deeply care about being compliant. They care about their needs and the needs of their families, friends and hopefully their co-workers.
Employee engagement and positive reinforcement is the key
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I will learn."
How do we inspire our employees to commit to working safe?
The best motivation is self-motivation
Because if something is important to us we will find a way, if it's not we will find an excuse.
To motivate employees to care deeply about their safety and the safety of others you must enhance their trust in the company as well as their belief that they:
Are of value - leadership must demonstrate a genuine concern for the safety of their employees
Can make a difference - leadership must provide the tools and training that empowers employees
Belong to a community that is working toward a common goal - leadership must provide clarity
Have the freedom to choose how they behave
One way achieve this is to helping front-line leaders become effective safety coaches. Listening, effectively communicating and demonstrating a genuine concern for the well-being of others in a visible way are are the skills that will influence the attitudes of the employees and influence their behaviors.
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And you need to help answer a very key question for them: 'What's In It For Me'.
Check out Every Good What Needs A Great Why to learn about one way that will help employees answer this question for themselves.