A key theme of the 30-Inch View is respectful employee engagement; understanding that real productivity happens at the individual employee level. As we’ve mentioned many times before, in order for ANY improvement initiative to be sustained, there has to be buy-in throughout the organization.
Buy-in throughout the organization means at the corporate level as well and a recent survey from Today’s Facility Manager magazine points out that when it comes to safety, health and environmental initiatives the number one issue is:
C-suite support is lacking.
FacilityBlog points out the rest of the top 6 for SH&E executives:
- the aging profession/workforce;
- lack of resources;
- the need for more safety training and the need to increase a safety professional’s ability to market his/her value/improve the "enforcer" image (a two way tie);
- globalization without safety education and not enough time or funds for professional development (also a two way tie); and
- a shortage of SH&E college programs, increased job demands/job burnout, and outdated PELS (a three way tie).
With all of the press given to sustainability lately, has your organization’s support for SH&E initiatives grown?