With regards to building a positive culture with regards to H&S, today we ask:
Do you value quality or quantity?
While valuing quantity is important to the successful operation of a company, having this as your main focus can encourage rushing, corner cutting, and may cause the introduction of unsafe practices.
When you are seen to be valuing quantity, it can send the message that targets need be met no matter what. This can mean that people feel pressured to ‘do whatever it takes’ to get the job done, even if this means putting themselves or others at risk.
Of course, when we talk about quality, we may be referring to a number of aspects. We could be talking about product and service quality, or we could be referring to the quality of a workspace, and the standard of practice that is expected.
When you are seen to be valuing quality, more care will be taken and patience, precision, and careful consideration will be practiced by employees at all levels of the company. In turn, this can encourage people to speak up if they feel that something isn’t working as well as it could be, and can lead to a safer, more productive workforce, who will work well together in order to ensure the expected standards are met.
If you’d like more support or guidance with regards to developing your H&S culture further, do please get in touch.