As humans, we’re generally a socially conscious species. We try to avoid negative situations, smooth over uncomfortable interactions and generally try to get along with others in social situations. The problem is that when it comes to our safety efforts, this deeply rooted notion of “playing nice” can backfire and hold us back on our safety journey.
For an organisation to shift its safety culture from blame and avoidance to ownership and responsibility, a series of smaller changes must first occur.
Understanding the brain, its limitations and its impact on safety in the workplace is key to breaking through the safety performance plateau.