Advances Safety Leadership through Systems Thinking

An advanced approach to lead and achieve safety that helps leaders, managers and professionals recognize unknown reasons that cause unsafe acts and incidents.

Unlike the traditional way of leading safety, the systemic approach consider new systems that contribute to the occurrence of incidents and threat to peoples’ lives and facilities. It exposes hidden potential threats to organizational safety. 

This short course will introduce you to a different way of thinking that will help you visualize what leaders, managers and professionals are not able to see that stands behind unsafe acts and accidents.

A common drawback of the traditional safety leadership methodologies is the inability to differentiate causes of accidents from symptoms. This has resulted in investing in solutions that don’t deal with the real problems but rather hide the symptoms thinking that problems have been solved. As a consequence, the same symptoms reoccur agin and similar temporary solutions are implemented thinking that this will solve the problem.

This will result in disasters that will cause sever losses called “undesirable outcomes” after repeated temporary fixes that were done.

If the relations between safety and the following terms are not clearly understood to you, then you are in an urgent need to attend this course regardless of your current job title:

Course Outline:
This course will discuss how safety leadership is affective by the following key topics:

  1. Quick-Fixes model.
  2. Undesirable Outcomes.
  3. Symptoms – Problems – Causes – Root causes.
  4. Cause and effect. 
  5. 5 Why’s.
  6. Data analysis.
  7. Pareto.
  8. Patters & trends.
  9. Systems Structure.
  10. The hero  & Scapegoat.
  11. Understanding Systems.
  12. System behavior.
  13. Systems Boundaries.
  14. Systems Archetypes.
  15. Short term vs. long term solutions.
  16. Open & closed systems.
  17. Systems dynamic.
  18. Workflow (End-to-End).
  19. Functional Distribution.
  20. Systems Performance Management.
  21. Emotional Intelligence.
  22. Human Behavior.
  23. Perception Filters.
  24. Mental Image.
  25. Over Confidence.
  26. Mental Model.
  27. Learning – Enjoyment – Performance.
  28. People’s Performance Management.
  29. Blaming Culture.
  30. Business Ethics.

This course implement a new leadership model that covers the following tracks:

  1. Systems Behavior. 
  2. Human Behavior.
  3. Business Ethics.
  4. Excellence. 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will gain the thinking ability and skills to recognize those these topics affect safety and safety leadership in their organization. 

The course will cover multiple case studies to demonstrate practical implementation of these key skills.