Building Employee Engagement for a Stronger Safety Culture (part 5)

disengaged employee10-things-employee-engagementLast issue we looked at the psychology of an engaged employee and the ramifications of engagement for a safety culture.  But there’s a flip side to all that in the disengaged employee.  It’s important to know that while we’re actively building levels of engagement in our employees, our disengaged employees are just as actively driving levels of engagement downward.  If we’re not identifying and doing something about our disengaged employees, their presence will militate against our efforts to build a safety culture.

About the Author

Eric Svendsen
Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.