The Great Conversation caught up with Shawn Galloway, one of our forum faculty members for March 4 & 5 in Seattle, Washington. We asked him if there might be an opportunity to have our community take a self-assessment before they arrive for the forum.
Shawn gave us a link to his website that you can use to read and then take the assessment. You can find it here as well as at the end of this short prelude to the full blog.
You also can find his books, including a special bundle price here.
Self-Assess Your Current Safety Strategy
How complete and comprehensive is your safety strategy? Does it have the right ingredients? Do you even have a safety strategy? "Not paying attention to strategy is expensive. Each year organizations waste millions of dollars in time, resources, and effort. In our consulting practice we continue to see confusion: misunderstanding of strategy, real problems not addressed, misdirected effort, lack of personnel alignment, directionless short-term fixes, forgettable training, over-complexity, poor communication, cookie-cutter programs in place of strategic thinking, muddled motivation, poor incentives, not understanding what an existing organizational culture will tolerate or accept, misinterpretation of data, and attention to results without a clear understanding of how they came about. And these are just a few of the unproductive situations we encounter in our work. But most of all we see a lack of focus on generating and measuring ongoing contribution to value throughout the organization." (Inside Strategy: Value Creation from Within Your Organization, Galloway & Mathis, 2016).
After reviewing countless corporate, division and location-specific safety strategies, ten essential considerations were frequently excluded.