It's Not What You Say
Objectives for C-suite executives and individual contributors are different in the workplace. We may claim that "at the end of the day, we're after the same thing," but if we're being honest, they differ. You will hear from Bryce Griffler, a mid-level safety, health, & environmental manager who found a way to address both groups of people. He challenged C-suite executives to question some of their own long-held beliefs, inspiring them to radically adjust how they approach team leadership and inclusivity when identifying risks in our work environment. At the same time, Griffler took workers to task, creatively pushing them to take ownership of identified safety issues, but not before earning their trust. Along the way, he faced ethical dilemmas and various roadblocks along the way, best equipping him to leave attendees with key takeaways to achieve similar results in their workplaces. Overall, this dual approach to risk identification and management (C-suite and worker) allowed for stronger alignment and more consistent ownership, resulting in demonstrated, sustainable safety performance.