5 Steps to Better Safety Culture

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Here are 5 tips to building a better safety culture and succeeding at quality and safety initiatives from Lifewings.

1. Have a comprehensive game plan. It is not enough to know the end goal of an intervention. Planning the exact moves it will take to achieve success will make achieving goals much easier.

2. Recruit a talented "second-in-command." It's tough for one person to oversee a quality initiative. Having competent, trusted co- or deputy leaders ensures no detail goes untended.

3. Cultivate change from the bottom up. Creating behavioral change involves the entire team, from the youngest members or least-invested stakeholders on up. Make sure everyone knows what is on the line and is committed to excellence.

4. Develop training skills. No one is a perfect teacher the first time around. By practicing training and development, implementing training and development in real time will be more successful.

5. Visualize the win. Rather than focusing on failures, focus on lessons from failures that will lead to successes.

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