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By Josh Williams, Ph.D. For years, organizational leaders have used incentives to try and motivate safety. The rationale is that providing financial rewards for not getting hurt will get employees to “try harder” to stay safe. In reality, it simply encourages non-reporting which is why OSHA now frowns upon outcome-based incentives. It can also create other problems. As an example, we worked with a Canadian company where a woman slipped on the ice outside of her building in front of a group of coworkers. The person in charge of clearing the ice hadn’t done it. In addition to her embarrassment, the woman

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By Eric Michrowski The research is very clear on the value of diversity in the workplace. And when leaders think of diversity, it shouldn’t be limited to only 1 or 2 dimensions. The goal should be to bring as many perspectives and viewpoints to the table. In addition to being fair and a good corporate citizen, the purpose of diversity is to stimulate better debate when decisions are being made. When the right culture is in place, this helps improve the quality of solutions. In turn, this drives improved business performance. With tomorrow’s challenges and organizations becoming more global and diverse, those

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By Maggie Carey So you’ve uncovered the root cause of a problem in your organization, and you’re ready to plan and implement change. Improving organization performance and effectiveness can be a very exciting time period, but there are also many barriers that can be quite daunting. Whether you are planning for a simple change in a small group or implementing an enterprise-wide business transformation, keeping these five steps in mind can help you to effectively manage change. 1. Motivate change. One of the most important elements to managing change is motivating those involved in and affected by the change. The two significant ingredients

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By Margaret (Maggie) Carey Motivating change is a crucial element of change management. It is human nature to be resistant to change, especially as organizational change can often pose a threat to an employee’s job security, competencies and skills, and overall perceived worth. Two ways to motivate change are: 1) to proactively combat resistance to change and 2) to create change readiness. Proactively Combatting Resistance to Change As an organization begins a change management process, employees must go from the certainty that they currently work in, to the uncertainty and ambiguity that lies ahead. This uncertainty and ambiguity may cause anxiety and resistance

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By Martin Royal Ensuring you have an effective training transfer strategy is fundamental to get the most out of your training investment. In Part 1 of this 4-part blog series on training transfer, I introduced various strategies that trainees can adopt to help themselves apply what they learned to their work. Part 2 focuses on ideas that leaders can put in place to improve transfer of learning with their teams. In our Safe Production Model, this is the dimension we refer to as Interpersonal dimensions. The Interpersonal dimension covers the aspects of the training transfer strategies that exist between individuals and focus on

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By KyoungHee Choi As you’ve likely heard, color evokes deeper meaning beyond the visual impact it portrays. As you define your brand, the more you understand the psychology of color, the more successful you will be. Don't let the choice be accidental! While some companies have chosen their brand colors with intent, many would benefit from a deeper understand of their choice. This becomes particularly relevant in today's digital era. Sales is the art of persuasion, and visuals play a dominant role in driving this very persuasion. Are you paying attention to the color psychology in your branding strategy? Color Your Branding: The

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