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Robert Johnson's picture

would like to learn about others hurdles around keeping organizations from adopting Leading Indicator cultures?

What's the biggest hurdle keeping organizations from adopting Leading Indicator cultures?

September 28, 2018 @ 04:47 PM EDT Health & Safety

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Fear is the biggest hurdle. A no blame culture is needed so that hourly and salary staffs will report near misses, unsafe acts and unsafe conditions. For example: no one wants to report on observation they observed watching a fellow worker, or an unsafe act that they did. They need to know that they will not experience repercussions for reporting.

October 18, 2018 @ 17:21
Vince Marchesani's picture



Robert, I won't take up all the great answers I'm sure we will hear, but I believe it's the perception that "what we measure" is soft or difficult to pin directly to performance of a lagging indicator. Using the example of measuring a leading metric like training performance, alone it may be difficult to say that was the magic, but assemble it with a set of other leading metrics that measure performance within the management system and I'm sure you will see good movement in the right direction. It's not different than a conversation we would have with management about preventative maintenance meaning, if we maintain robustness within the management system, you will naturally see positive movement in time with your lagging metrics. It's a conversation...

October 01, 2018 @ 16:41
Scott Gaddis's picture