Hi, I'm Samantha. I bring meaningful and practical health and safety content to business leaders and senior decision-makers so that you are better informed of health and safety concepts, language, evidence-based research and innovation and have clear steps for putting the insights you learn into action in your business or boardroom. My goal is to assist you in knowing What to Ask and When to Act.
In this week’s video I talk about why we often see significant events as something unique; that is, we try to find some quirk or practice that can separate us from those who have erred or failed. The risk is that we don’t learn or see the red flags in our own organisation.
Most organisations after a tragedy will focus on updating the safety management system, but there will be a point when the system looks good on paper, but the board will still be at risk of influencing adverse events if members don’t understand what creating safety really involves, and their role in it. In this video I outline some key principles that should be in any board members’ professional development in safety leadership and governance.
The coroner’s report into the Dreamworld tragedy highlights significant gaps in the competency of workers and technical experts, but nothing on the competency of the board. In Part 1 of this 2-part series I look at the coroner’s comments of a careless and negligent board and dive into whether the board was actually careless or was it more a lack of competency in safety leadership and governance?
In this video I’m exploring the cost of employees’ perception of unfairness on their physical and mental health and I outline three tips where board members have an opportunity to contribute to improving the perception of fairness in the workplace.
Numerous studies show that positive emotions improve your well-being and the well-being of those around you, but they also broaden our thinking. So this week I’ll explain why positive emotions are good for the health and resilience of your organisation and perhaps a key part of your board communication strategy!