June 5, 2018
The Safety Side Effect: How Good Leaders Coincidentally Improve Safety Performance
Speaker: Philip Ragain, Director of Training and Human Performance, The RAD Group
Operational safety is a natural byproduct of a supervisory style referred to as “transformational leadership,” which enhances supervisor-subordinate relationships and general employee competency. In other words, good supervisors create a “safety side effect.” This presentation summarizes the findings of a large-scale, longitudinal study of supervisory practices called “The Best Boss” study, which indicates a set of 20 specific leadership practices that optimize performance and produce the safety side effect.