#Assignment 3 Reading (Judith Erickson “Corporate Culture & Safety Performance”) & DB Posts, The Article u will read for this assignment , u will find it down in the file , i uploaded it down.
R3 Article topic:Corporate Culture & Safety Performance
1. Read Judith Erickson “Corporate Culture & Safety Performance”
2. Post your response to the article – what is significant to you about the article?
3. Respond to another students post with a meaningful response/post of your own. So here is the students post you need to respond to them nicely please:
The article by Erickson talks about the corporate culture in a company and how it affects safety in the work place. One thing that Erickson talks about in the article, and something that is very important to the work place culture, is how safety professionals only have so much influence on employees behavior because they do not control the culture of corporate. Therefore, they do not have control over employee behavior that is related to the corporate culture that influences that behavior. When performance numbers and deadlines are more important than safety, then you know that the safety culture in the workplace is not where it should be. This is an issue in a lot of companies and the culture and needs to change since the key ingredient to high safety performance is the culture of the company or management philosophy.
One of the most significant aspects of this article is that it highlights on the factor that influence the safety functioning of any given organization. According to what I read, both hard and soft skills have an impact on organizational functioning and safety performance. This is the reason why urges human SH&E professionals to begin by first thinking critically and rationally on how they can assess their organizational cultures before making any informed and intelligent decisions that will impact on the organizational benefits. The mere fact that corporate culture assessments occur in all industries raises the need to examine both cause-and-effect relationships alongside vital organizational concepts. This is mainly because the customary methods of raising safety performance in an organization are not optimal in ensuring that optimal results are attained. According to Erickson, safety performance is comprised of conforming to both regulatory and legislative requirements, and communicating and influencing the adoption of effective and innocuous work behavior among all workers. However, the author notes that SH&E professionals have attained minimal success in influencing long-lasting employee behavior since they lack control over organizational culture. Therefore, suggests that it is important for these professionals to first understand and familiarize themselves with both the scientific and empirical basis upon which the safety performance of an organizations is based. By doing this, they will be able to ensure that the employees feel valued, and hence, more inclined towards embracing workplace behavior that would improve the safety of their workplace.