One person, regardless of position, can make a difference in developing a positive safety culture. This has never been more important than it is now. To keep our family, friends and colleagues safe in the midst of the coronavirus crisis we need to be safety leaders. It’s a simple message but one that often gets lost.
No one can disagree on the goodwill and brand awareness that Lego has developed since its creation nearly 70 years ago. But what can this teach us about safety? Let’s explore some thoughts.
Are your safety events inspiring people? The dictionary definition of ‘inspire’ is to fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something. And yet a common feeling during safety meetings is the desire to be out of the meeting! Read on to find out how to inspire your safety audience.
Libraries could be filled with books written about Leadership. My humble offering is simple; leadership is a behaviour not a position, nor just a topic for discussion or the subject of an away day. Sure, these things can help promote leadership but at the end of the (away) day it comes back to leaders behaving as leaders.
In 1989 BT introduced ‘Beattie” to the UK public using the talented comedienne Maureen Lipman. The catch phrase for her matriarchal character was ‘It’s good to talk’.
This approach remains a key tool that leaders can use to assess whether their safety culture is improving or not. Go out to where your people are working and ask them, talk with them. And if you genuinely care about what they think, they will tell you!