Distributing Ownership of Your Safety Culture

Distributing Ownership of Your Safety CultureOne piece of advice I often give supervisors, manager and other leaders who bemoan the fact that one or more of their employees are chronic complainers is to turn those employees into problem solvers. Tell them,

“Look, I don’t mind you reporting problems in the workplace – in fact I want you to do that. But from now on I’d like you to come prepared to offer at least two potential solutions to each issue you report.”

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.