Organisational behaviour modification: a practical approach to cultural transformation towards improved safety

Organisational behaviour modification: a practical approach to cultural transformation towards improved safety

12 May 2017, 12:40 PM - 1:15 PM

Safety First Conference Theatre

Language:
English (Australia)
Organisational behaviour modification: a practical approach to cultural transformation towards improved safety  Historically there is often widespread distrust between management, supervisors and operators and this is why behaviour modification initiatives fail to have the desired impact. This distrust manifest in what can be termed the triangle of clashes. The triangle of clashes is characterised by: Operator personnel in the lower ranks believe that there is lack of fairness, especially in promotions, and that leadership lacks accountability Supervisors are of the opinion that operators are irresponsible in their production habits Senior Leadership distrust both the Supervisor and Operator levels in the organisation and are also of the opinion these levels are non-committed to the objectives of the organisation An organisational culture of distrust is prohibitive for the development of a mature safety culture based on human inter-dependence.  This session will explore the transformative potential of organisational behaviour modification (OBM) to re-engineer this dysfunctional scenario and key elements of this safety improvement methodology including: Business process re-engineering: ensuring that the processes are aligned with the reality within which the particular organisation operates and its particular environment, such as corporate governance processes, integrated risk management processes and systems, human resource management processes, equipment and plant acquisition processes, training processes Cognitive process re-engineering: improving the ability of staff within the organisation at all levels to make risk competent decisions, considering risk knowledge, risk experience and risk propensity OBM elements critical for functional organisational behaviour on all levels within the organisation: safety leadership, safety culture, integrated safety risk management, safe human behaviour communication Exploring case examples of OBM implementation and their positive impact on organisational safety

Contributors

  • Lebeaux Mulder

    Speaker

    Managing Director

    Expectra International

    Lebeaux Mulder is a qualified mining Engineer who spent more than 25 years in the underground mining environment. During his production career, he...

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