It’s all too easy to focus on what appears to be easy to measure, those that give opportunities of quick wins. But will they really make a difference to the long term health of your employees and the long term prosperity of your business?
We suggest you need to ask yourself what you are trying to achieve, and try to avoid concentrating too much on presenting a picture that is aimed at just making the business look good.
Of course, before you can set meaningful objectives you have to fully understand the potential risks to your employees and others. “Who could be harmed and how?”, if properly understood, should drive you to target the right areas of improvement. If you do this then setting SMART objectives should help you get to where you want to be.
Yes you did need to be able to have some quick wins in your businesses as they help to encourage all round participation, a key requirement to achieve long term success.
It might be that your objectives may need to be broken down into small step changes as the overall goal is too difficult to achieve without doing this. If that’s the case then why not look to find a few quick wins in your businesses as they can help to encourage all round employee participation, a key requirement to long term health & safety success in any business.
Remember the long term health, safety and well being of your employees will directly impact the wealth of your business.