Building Employee Engagement for a Stronger Safety Culture (part 7)

drivers of engagementThere are six drivers of engagement that we can use to build levels of engagement in our employees to strengthen our safety culture.  It’s important to understand that while we should be looking for direct application of these drivers to specific safety situations, even a generic application of these drivers will strengthen a safety culture.  Why?  Because as we mentioned in a previous article in this series, a heightened level of engagement entails a heightened sense of ownership, and a heightened sense of ownership entails a greater commitment to safe behaviors.e-books-combined-new

The drivers of engagement that we’ll be exploring include:

  1. Perception of job contribution and value of the job
  2. Clarity of job expectations and the ability to work well
  3. Involvement in decision making
  4. Opportunities for development and growth
  5. Regular, quality, two-way feedback with a supervisor
  6. Immediate recognition for achievement

We’ll take a look at the first three drivers here, and save the final three for the next article.

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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.


  1. ibrahim says:

    Thanks for this valuable subject, Could i have a copy from the previous 6 parts

  2. S.Chokkappa says:

    Great planning for building safety culture from the first day! Contribution, ownership,clarity in delivering the job, recognition….
    Well planned & good work for integrating Safety into the minds of all. tx.


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