The Role of “Crisis” When Leading Safety-Culture Change

The Importance of "Crisis" When Leading Safety-Culture ChangeOver the past several weeks we’ve been following the theme of how to lead safety-culture change more effectively. We’ve looked at what leaders do to drive change, the cycle or stages of change, some general axioms about change, some points of reflection, and the cost of getting it wrong.

There’s one final area I want to cover on this; and that is, How does all of this tie into a recognized change methodology?

One of the most widely recognized change models used in businesses today is the one developed by John Kotter (Harvard Business School) who wrote a book on this titled,  Leading Change.  In his book, Kotter suggests eight steps for leading change effectively. They are:10 Things Leaders Absolutely Must DO to DRIVE Sustainable Safety Culture Change

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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.

 

 

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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