Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Approaching Safety – and Ergonomics – Strategically

Approaching safety from a strategic thinking viewpoint ...

"Strategy is not just for executives or others having to make survival decisions. It's a critical process for any safety leader interested in making substantial change happen, especially with thinning resources.

Strategy entails both vision and action. And vision is more than being able to vertically look ahead toward most-desired (or, at the least, minimally acceptable)outcomes.

It also encompasses a horizontal view: What are our competitors doing? Which aspects of our in-place interventions are working and which have listlessly sunk into the domain of diminishing returns? Which organizational forces currently block improvements and which are supporters? What are my own current leadership strengths and limitations for helping a considered intervention take root?

There's more to vision than the few mental points above. But don't neglect its legs; having an action bias toward making positive change occur elevates strategy above deskwork planning."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Strategic Thinking. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Strategic Thinking.

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