Describing how she brought her companyâ€™s safety culture out of the Dark Ages, a safety manager sounded almost apologetic. â€œGuidelines and goals must be developed and enforced.â€ Pause. â€œYes, discipline.â€
Discipline â€” itâ€™s a word you donâ€™t hear often in safety these days. Bring up discipline when everyone else talks about visions, values, and â€œharnessing the enthusiasm of employeesâ€ and you sound like a Theory X (control those slack workers) Neanderthal.