26 Jul Moving Beyond the Safety Performance Plateau

To improve safety performance in any industry there is typically a  progression through a number of phases, each with different  characteristics. In simplistic terms, the major phases are: Eliminating intrinsically unsafe conditions This phase tends to focus on physical conditions, tools, and equipment, and involves looking for...

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22 Jan Frustration with Unproductive Burden

We have all heard the complaint about too many meetings, unproductive conference calls, pointless reporting, administrative busy work etc.   On the other hand, even the strongest critic will acknowledge that a degree of these forms of administrative activity are necessary. In our view the simple problem...

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14 Jan Front Line Employees and Engagement

Many employees have experienced situations in their careers where they felt truly engaged in the activities of the organization.  Similarly, many people have experience the feeling of disengagement.  In most cases the differences between engaged and dis-engaged organizations are found at either senior or middle...

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