The Great Recession likely has forever changed Operations leadership’s view of safety. Gone are the days when safety professionals could lean on “it’s the right thing to do” to justify their actions and initiatives.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) have released a breakthrough business report called The State of the Corporate Responsibility Profession.
We ended the Tuesday e-briefing from the National Safety Congress and Expo in Philadelphia with a reference to the current holy trinity of hot safety topics: culture, leadership and engagement. Over the night (wonder what keeps editors up at nights?) we thought: where is the empirical evidence?
One exhibitor tells us the safety world has to get with it and conduct business like business-to-consumer models. He has a touch screen service in testing where, as his signs say, “Order Here” and “Buy Now.”
Here are responses we received to the blog on former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s management style and Apple’s corporate culture, both which fly in the face of calls for empathetic leaders and empowering cultures put forth in recent years by numerous safety and health organizational behavior consultants…