The Community of Culture

I spent last week at the Behavioral Safety Now (BSN) Conference (www.behavioralsafetynow.com) where I was reminded of a simple fact:  To change culture you have to rely on our culture.  Indeed, safety leaders (corporate, site, and team leaders) at BSN and other conferences are hungry for information, best-practices, and tools.  While they get these from keynotes, consultants, and non-profits like the Cambridge Center (www.behavior.org), what I see is that the best source of information is spread professional-to-professional; in sessions where companies share their practices and during the breaks where colleagues chat about their shared challenges.  Our safety community should work hard to build and protect a larger culture of sharing…one in which, each week, we are on the phone or e-mail with someone at another company, eager to help.  In fact, you can do that right now!    

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