The single greatest factor that effects safe, efficient operations is the strength of your safety culture. A high performing safety culture is one where company leaders at all levels develop their teams to drive the implementation of a best practice safety management system through high levels of communication, personal accountability, and authentic engagement. Safe work behaviors can be measured and tracked. When the behaviors of front line leaders are measured for specific safety activities, the culture can be changed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, former U.S President, once said that Leadership is about getting people to do what needs to be done because they want to do it. Leadership development in any organization may be the single most important factor in determining the overall success of the company. Leadership is an influence process wherein company leaders learn to develop their teams using the proper leadership style dictated by the developmental level of their people, which drives a continuous improvement process that leads to safe and efficient operation.
Vince Lombardi, famous NFL Coach for the Green Bay Packers, once said that individual commitment to a team effort is what makes a team work, a company work, society work, and a civilization work. A team can be defined as several individuals who come together to accomplish a particular task or goal. Team dynamics refers to the attitudinal and behavioral characteristics of a group. Safe and efficient operations depend greatly upon team development and team dynamics.