I was fortunate to have standing-room only for my breakout sessions in October at the Behavioral Safety Now 2010 Conference in Houston and at the 6th Annual Joint Regional Mine Safety & Health Conference in Reno. The feedback gave credence to our message that Engagement-Based Safety is the first order of business, and that incentives to promote discretionary effort are the first in several keys to boost engagement rates.
It is becomming increasingly clear to safety leaders and organizational management that the greatest risk to quality and productivity gains is the 75% of the employee population that can be considered “not engaged” and or “disengaged”. Enforcement of procedures and policies are ineffective in motivating this group. Our session discussed several methods to boost employee engagement, including Culture Management Systems(TM).