Five Points of Reflection When Leading Safety Culture Change

Keeping your eye on target when leading a safety culture change is critical to its success.  We have to measure our progress, our successes, and even our own fidelity to the process often as we move through each stage of the change.  Evaluation and adjustment, re-evaluation and re-adjustment, then still more  re-evaluation and re-adjustment is […]

Still More General Axioms About Safety Culture Change

Last issue we looked at some guiding principles for leading safety culture change–things that must be in place before it can succeed. There we saw it requires active safety leadership at all levels, as well as consistent application over several years. But there are at least three more things we’ll need to have in place […]

Some General Axioms About Safety Culture Change

Last issue we looked at the five-stage cycle of response during any safety culture change initiative.  There we saw that much of the challenge in culture change is the resistance you’ll invariably encounter at the start of that process. We’re going to look at ways to reduce the impact of that resistance and accelerate acceptance […]

Understanding the Cycle of Safety Culture Change

In our last issue we began a series on understanding the dynamics of changing and leading a safety culture, and there we saw that the most difficult part about change is not the process per se, but the people you have to persuade. If you plan to undertake an effort like this then you have […]