“But That’s Not Part of My Job!” Dealing with Late Adopters of a Safety Culture

"But That's Not Part of My Job!" Dealing with Late Adopters of a Safety CultureA few weeks ago I posted an article on how to handle late adopters of your safety culture change initiative. That article focused on those in positions of leadership who may be throwing a wrench in the works in an attempt to derail the effort.  But what about individual contributors or hourly employees who may be doing something similar? The good news is, the lack of adoption by this demographic is not nearly as consequential as leaders failing to adopt. In fact, it’s assumed that the majority of resistance for the change will likely reside in the general population, at least at the start.

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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.