Systems Thinking

To truly change your culture… Requires deep insight and broad understanding

September 5, 2013
When undertaking an organizational transformation, often we are challenged to explain what the culture is and why we need to “change” it.

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You really can change your safety culture

But you must reprogram how you see things
August 1, 2013
Continuing the changing culture theme from last month, let’s explore Mark Bodnarczuk’s Island of Excellence® Change Model.

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So you want to integrate safety…

Do you have a safety subculture residing in a silo?
July 9, 2013
Do you believe there is a subculture within the overall culture of your organization that is all about safety and nothing else?

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Controlling managers versus persuasive managers

June 7, 2013
This month we will cover the need for Power.

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“Can’t we all just be friends?”

Dealing with safety pros & bosses who want to be liked
May 9, 2013
Last month I wrote about safety and health professionals who are motivated by the need for Achievement.

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Are you driven to achieve?

Exploring the motivational forces at work in your workplace
April 2, 2013
Have you ever wondered what motivates you and the people you work with and for?

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It’s really not so complicated

Focus on the system, not the “sinner”
March 7, 2013
During the past 40+ years, safety panaceas have produced degrees of temporary success and expensive failures. One of the most hotly debated is behavior-based safety (BBS).

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What kind of audit are you after?

Compliance checks or deeper decision-making evaluations
January 3, 2013
Recently a client inquired about utilizing a consultant to conduct a “third-party” audit of his operations using the client’s second-party auditing protocols.

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Kick the safety habit

Examine your job-related rewards, routines & cues
December 4, 2012
In a corporate culture, there are subcultures such as engineering, operations, safety, health, environmental, management, executive, business units, human resources, etc.

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Decisions wear us down

Make your presentation early in the morning
November 1, 2012
Three safety professionals were asked to evaluate their company’s previous year’s 129 incident investigation reports to determine what could possibly be done to reduce both the number and severity of injuries.

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