Are you looking to create a safer workplace, while increasing your profits and productivity along the way? Well, you’re not alone! We’ve heard from so many of you over the past few months, we’ve decided to host a WebCast just for you! Join us for our complimentary WebCast , “Safegagement™: Creating a Safe Workplace through an Engaged Workforce.”
We’ll be discussing the issues that matter most to your company – like leading vs. lagging indicators, as well as designing and implementing an OSHA-compliant safety incentive. If you’re ready to sign up now, just click here! Want a little more info first? No problem, keep on reading.
What Is Safegagement™?
Safety + Engagement = Safegagement™
That’s right, Safegagement™ is exactly what it sounds like -- a combination of Safety and Engagement. But, why does this matter? The truth is, many companies enact safety incentive programs, but they fail to accomplish the results they were hoping for. 9 out of 10 times, this is because the company forgot an incredibly important part of the formula – ENGAGEMENT. It’s only when your team is fully engaged and focused on safety as a team that your organization can truly achieve the safest possible workplace.
The Components of Safegagement™
Component 1: Leading Indicators
Rarely is it good to follow the status quo – that’s why we recommend leading NOT lagging. Historically, companies have focused on lagging indicators -- metrics that measure failure. Leading indicators, on the other hand, allow you to measure performance and build a robust defense against what might happen, instead of waiting around for something bad to occur.
Component 2: Comprehensive Training
In today’s diversified work environment, training pamphlets and videos are simply not enough. Instead, one must focus on delivering on-the-job, area-specific training that is built on a team’s ability to work together.
Component 3: Positive Reinforcement
In order for Safegagement™ to work, you must incorporate positive reinforcement. The goal here isn’t to have employees act to receive rewards, but to have employees act because they are invested in their actions and share in the same goals as your organization.
Component 4: Parallel Engagement
Parallel engagement is key to the success of your Safegagement™ efforts. If managers and executives are exempt from following the same guidelines as employees, your team won’t follow them either.
Component 5: Connectivity & Ownership
Connectivity and ownership are essential to the Safegagement™ process. Once you take personal ownership, it’s critical that you connect with your team and create an environment where they also want to take ownership. It only works when everyone is equally committed to success.
THE ResultS OF SAFEGAGEMENT™
When your company creates a true Culture of Safegagement™, the results can be – and often are – amazing! While there are too many benefits to list here, let’s take a look at a few Gallup outlined in their 2017 “State of the American Workplace” report. When compared to companies with low levels of engagement, those organizations with the highest levels of engagement experienced, on average:
- 41% Lower absenteeism
- 24% lower turnover (high turnover industries)
- 59% lower turnover (low turnover industries)
- 28% less shrinkage
- 70% fewer employee safety incidents
- 58% fewer patient safety incidents
- 40% fewer quality incidents (defects)
- 17% higher productivity
- 20% higher sales
- 21% higher profitability
Want to Learn More?
Like anything worth doing right, creating a Culture of Safegagement™ takes a little bit of hard work and a whole lot of determination. Don’t worry. You don’t have to do it alone – that’s why we’re here.
If you want to learn more about how C.A. Short Company can help your organization become a safer, more prosperous workplace, be sure to sign up for our FREE webinar here. And, if you need immediate assistance, please be sure to call or email us today!