Health and safety leaders need to influence change, both up and down the organisation and therefore need to be skilled at influencing senior managers and executives, as well as front line workers, to achieve vital objectives such as securing sufficient safety budget, gaining buy-in and commitment for existing programs and new initiatives. Leaders must also be able to influence the “frontline” supervisors and workers below them in order to ensure safety and compliance.
Andrea Rowe recently led a session at a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Summit in Sydney. In this interactive session, attendees shared their experiences in this area.
The table on the following page provides a summary of the key tips for influencing change as a safety leader.
To learn more about influencing change, don’t miss the Leading Change for Today & Tomorrow forum.