How Your Supervisors Can Impact Culture Positively

Posted by Kevin Burns on Dec 29, 2023 10:15:00 AM

If you are a senior manager of an industrial company, you may be facing some serious challenges in your organization. You may be experiencing increased numbers of safety incidents, employee complacency, and a lack of engagement that’s creating frustration, higher employee absenteeism, and turnover. You may wonder how to break the cycle of downward performance and create a positive and productive work environment.

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What Keeps Supervisors Up At Night and How to Address It

Posted by Kevin Burns on Nov 10, 2023 10:15:00 AM

In the realm of supervision, sleepless nights are all too common. The anxieties, the doubts, the nagging fears - they all come with the territory. Every supervisor has faced that gnawing worry, that fear of the unknown, whether it's dealing with a challenging personality or battling the impostor syndrome, questioning their own competence in the role.

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The Losada Ratio on Positive Employee Motivation

Posted by Kevin Burns on Oct 27, 2023 10:18:00 AM

This week, we're diving into team motivation. It turns out that it matters not just what you say but how often you say it. So, let's explore the Losada Ratio and how it can transform your team's motivation.

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The Supervisor's Role in Safety

Posted by Kevin Burns on Oct 20, 2021 2:37:30 PM

There's a fundamental shift that occurs the moment a front-facing employee becomes the crew's supervisor. And the quicker you understand the shift, the faster you will get the buy-in of your team.

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When you have buy-in will you even need safety speakers?

Posted by Kevin Burns on Oct 6, 2021 1:15:00 PM

Safety buy-in happens when you engage your people, simplify the communications, figure out the prime objective, and get supervisors on board. When you have safety buy-in, do you think you will need safety speakers anymore?

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Why safety may not be a priority.

Posted by Kevin Burns on Sep 8, 2021 1:15:00 PM

Episode 6 of the Safety Buy-in video series tackles company priorities and why you may be having a hard time getting buy-in to your safety program by adding safety as one of your priorities.

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People buy-in to this before they buy-in to safety.

Posted by Kevin Burns on Aug 25, 2021 11:15:00 AM

When selling your team on the benefits of safety, you must remember this one key element that is more likely to create buy-in than any compelling argument you may have for safety. Watch the video.

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Is "safety" a barrier to safety buy-in?

Posted by Kevin Burns on Aug 19, 2021 11:30:00 AM

What happens when the word "safety" becomes a barrier to safety buy-in? It is happening with increasing frequency in all sectors and industries. And it's probably happening in your company too.

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Negative reinforcement doesn't work. Positive reinforcement builds buy-in.

Posted by Kevin Burns on Aug 11, 2021 1:15:00 PM

No other department in your organization is focused on negative reinforcement to try to improve performance. How did this happen in safety and why has it lasted so long?

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You need engagement to get safety buy-in.

Posted by Kevin Burns on Aug 4, 2021 1:15:00 PM

If you've been frustrated by failed attempts to get buy-in to safety (something more than just basic minimum compliance), you are going to have to look at your engagement levels first.

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