Developing a business typically starts with an idea born of a dream, passion to be invested in it, and dedication to see it through.
As our organizations mature, challenges become effective learning opportunities as long as complacency doesn’t set in.
When initiating or progressing our safety processes and cultures in our organizations, one question always asked is where do we start.
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.”
If we choose to, we can all learn from making mistakes. Nothing in our organizations is mistake free.
The idea that people you know will promote you, while good, leads to stagnation.
The difference in business is knowing the financial balance with regard to cashflow and profit, and having the wisdom in applying that balance to invest into satisfying customer needs and wants.
Business is a relationship and customers can tell. Safety professionals understand the need to go beyond the “price” of their safety endeavors and management systems.
Business risk and safety go hand in hand for success. Safety professionals know this and focus their efforts to reduce risk to the human resources of the organization.
Sustainability includes business longevity. Imagine what a business would face without the human skill set needed to make it successful.
“Monetary means, language spoken, literacy level, how tech savvy someone is, and more all impact ability to understand and respond to risk. DEI must be intentionally integrated into EHS to enable widespread and equitable implementation of the work we do.”
It is so easy to believe businesses are all about finance when looking from the outside. And that does make sense: after all, businesses can only survive and thrive with recurring sources of finance.