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

The Role of “Enablement” When Leading Safety-Culture Change Imagine you’re comfortably seated on a flight that’s going from Chicago to San Diego. Okay, “comfortably” may be a stretch these days with diminishing legroom and ever-narrowing seats, but try to imagine that anyway. Suddenly the pilot announces that you’ve been selected as “pilot for the day,” and invites you forward to receive the prize.

Upon entering the cockpit, you discover an empty pilot’s chair and find the pilot motioning you into it. He briefly explains that this is a new effort on the part of the airline to “empower” their customers. You stare blankly as you await instructions from the pilot, but no further instructions are given. Instead, the pilot turns and walks out the door, then slips quietly into your former seat—which you are now thinking wasn’t so uncomfortable after all! 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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