Some General Axioms About Safety-Culture Change

Some General Axioms About Safety-Culture ChangeLast 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 as we work through this series. But let’s start with some axioms about safety-culture change — things that are generally required and that you should plan to accommodate.

About the Author

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.