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By Propulo Consulting

Facilitation is NOT about You! Master Facilitators approach their craft much like an actor – with the audience in mind. Once knowledge regarding content is mastered, the focus is on how best to guide the learning experience. Great facilitators understand their role is to serve as a tour guide, enabling their group to easily move from Point A to Point B, on a transformational journey to their destination: continuous learning! Here are some essential tips and tricks to guide you on your journey through the lens of the most critical skill for a facilitator: Communication. Let’s break down the competency of

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By Brie DeLisi As an organizational leader, you might be interested in understanding the current state of the safety program for any number of reasons, whether it be to address incidents or injury rates, comply with regulations or company requirements, or because you’ve determined that a strong safety program is necessary. How does your organization assess safety? Most companies conduct first, second and third-party inspections and regular audits, as required by federal and state regulations. These inspections and audits generally involve validating compliance with written programs and regulations: confirming all chemical containers are labeled within hazard communication requirements; forklifts and other PIVs are

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By Josh Williams, Ph.D How many times have you seen a sign that says: “XX days since our last injury”? Or a pizza party, awards, or bonuses for no injuries? These celebrations are commonplace at businesses across the world. The original purpose of celebrating a lack of injuries is that it seemingly demonstrates that we kept our employees safe and to keep it up! It is an admirable and noteworthy accomplishment to keep employees safe for a whole year, or even years. However, there is an unintended consequence that has a tendency to rear its ugly head when this is our

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By Julia Borges, Maggie Carey, and Madison Hanscom ‘Tis the season to stay engaged and safe in the workplace. In the midst of the bustle of the holidays, it’s easy for employees to get distracted, which can lead to unwanted incidents or fatalities during such a jubilant time of the year. Even though it might not happen to everyone, it is possible that some employees feel a sense of burnout or distraction around the end of the year. Heightened emotions and the overall chaotic environment of the holiday season also have the ability to exhaust employees both physically and mentally. When

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By Steph Andel So, you might ask, why do you want commitment over compliance? Great question! When employees are committed, they are intrinsically motivated to succeed. They show greater dedication and better performance, not because they have to but because they want to. There are a few different research-backed behaviors that convey true leadership and help to ensure that your employees are focused, committed, and engaged: Our Top 5 Leadership Behaviors to Drive Employee Commitment 1. Be a great role model Far too often, those in charge fail to “practice what they preach” when it comes to following organizational practices, policies, and procedures.

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By Dale Lawrence In most process improvement projects, when analyzing the business problem in advance of determining a solution, you typically look at a variety of data. Many Lean Six Sigma (and other methodologies) projects start out with a data collection plan and gather such things as number of defects, number of people, time duration, pass/ fail rates, length/ weight/ temperature, customer survey results etc. While each of these can lead to valuable insights to root causes and possible solutions, most projects miss a key metric… the duration for the actual project. This includes technology builds, large process transformation and relatively

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