Does your organization designate a particular style of management they desire and promote for safety? Strategically thinking organizations often do. Sometimes the "official" style of management for the overall organization is applied to safety, and sometimes safety has its own style.
Whichever way you choose, your designated management style can help shape the safety performance of your workforce. In fact, defining what excellent worker performance might look like can help you determine which management style can help you achieve your goals.
Worker performance goals should parallel organizational goals and strategy. Don't hesitate because your view of success might change as the workforce matures or evolves. Management style can change with shifting needs and realities; just picture what success would look like in the near future. If your main goals include tight control of worker behaviors, increased engagement, teambuilding or continuous improvement, then certain management styles can help.
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