Is Your Safety Coaching Interfering with Safety Performance?

Is Your Safety Coaching Interfering with Greater Safety Performance?Last week we looked at a general principle for transferring ownership of a safety culture to the front-lines.  One application of this principle is in your safety-performance coaching.  You may recall that we started down the path of how to improve our safety coaching and behaviors just before the holidays, and we’re continuing that series below.

Minimizing Interference

“Interference” in coaching may be defined as anything that hinders the ability of a person to make suggested performance improvements.  There are a number of things that might contribute to this, and they may be divided into two separate categories:  Interference that comes from the coach, and interference that comes from the performer.

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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.

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