December 18 2016
By: Terry L. Mathis
Have you ever felt guilty that you had a little free time and didn't use it to work on safety? Have you ever been really tired but pushed yourself to put in those few extra hours? Well, QUIT IT! Working harder is almost NEVER the answer.
Quit measuring the hours you put in and start measuring the value you add. Rest when you are tired and use your free time to refresh your mind so you are more effective when you return to work. There is no correlation between hard work and good safety. There is a correlation between smart work and good safety. Develop a strategy that adds value to safety and measure every activity by the amount of value added, then quit with the time cards and guilt trips.
Terry Mathis, Founder and retired CEO of ProAct Safety, has served as a consultant and advisor for top organizations the world over. A respected strategist and thought leader, Terry has authored five books, numerous articles, videos and blogs, and is known for his dynamic and engaging presentations. EHS Today has named him one of the '50 People Who Most Influenced EHS' four consecutive times. Business leaders and safety professionals seek Terry's practical insight and unique ability to introduce new perspectives that lead to real change.