A healthy dose of performance pressure is crucial for maintaining optimal levels of production. However, problems arise when levels of production pressure increase to the point that the focus on production starts to overshadow the importance of safe behaviours. Recent Australian data has found that 28% of workers report experiencing pressure from their direct supervisor to prioritise production over safety. Of those, 40% report experiencing this pressure on a weekly basis*. In an environment where supervisors prioritise production over safety, it’s not a question of if an incident will occur, but when and how serious.
This session will explore the challenge and implications organisations face when leaders struggle to balance the reality of production demands with a focus on safety. We will also provide practical recommendations for organisations seeking to address this issue and achieve a culture of safe production.
*Based on a research report of 11,468 participants
As CEO, Anthony is responsible for leading Sentis on its mission to change the lives of individuals and organisations for the better every day. He has worked with thousands of people, across hundreds of organisations globally, to develop safety culture solutions that support strategy and enable the person component to reach its full potential.
Anthony has been committed to the application of psychology to enhance human performance for over 15 years and his background as a psychologist managing addiction and chronic mental health treatment facilities has informed his cognitive-behavioural insight. Regarded as a dynamic facilitator and keynote speaker, Anthony has presented globally on safety, leadership, wellbeing and organisational performance.
Sentis works with clients who have hit a plateau in their safety results, or who are looking to achieve the next level of safety excellence. With more than 15 years of research into workplace safety and psychology, Sentis fosters safer, healthier, environmentally responsible and efficient workplaces and practices.