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A safe organisation is not an organisation that has reduced the harm it does to people. Safety isn’t the absence of physical, emotional or spiritual harm. We don’t believe that safety is the absence of anything.
To find enduring solutions in safety, we need to spend less time and energy trying to avoid the current situation we find ourselves in by working harder to eliminate the bad things that cause us so much pain. We need to look outside of the normal models and thinking that contribute to making the results we are getting inevitable. We need to start from a place that is outside these current models and thinking.
WhyNot believes safety is the presence of all the things that are good about organisations of the world. Safety is about bringing people alive, noticing where it happens and creating from there. They are an infinite source of inspiration and solutions, where people are not the problem or something that needs to be managed.
We look for where people are brought alive and are connected to something bigger than themselves in their current work. This is where their Higher Purpose, their cause or belief gives them a starting point for redefining what we mean by Safety or a Safe organisation, we call these Why-Based Organisations.
Treating Safety as something separate from everything else that we do, is often another part of the current paradigm that is deep in our psychology. We want to do work that matters, do it productively and safely.
The indicators we use predominantly measure the absence of harm, for example the number of incidents and the days since the last LTI’s. Measuring the presence of what we want, trust, openness, collaboration and communication.
Let’s cause a revolution in the world of safety, let’s notice where things go well, learn from them, reinforce them and create the sort of organisations where people thrive. If you are interested in creating this world, where safety is defined by people thriving, doing their life’s work and choosing to lead themselves and others.