Culture & Behaviours


The New Rules of Safety: Pace and urgency

Professor Andrew Sharman explores how leadership communications influence not just the pace of work, but the urgency of worker safety and offers a new way for leaders to talk about production without creating a contest between safety and getting the job done. Read More

Psychological safety and a culture of fear

During these turbulent times, it has been sobering to see countries engage in the under-reporting of pandemic incidents, which is also a major problem in workplace safety. This provides a timely reminder that we need be better at giving people a voice in workplace safety to increase the number of reports. One avenue that holds promise is “Psychological Safety” which is a construct that addresses how “safe it is here for people to speak up without fear”. Read More

‘The world needs positive psychology for the next few months’

Positive Psychology (not to be confused with positive thinking) is the scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning. It has also been defined as the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities, and organisations to thrive. Read More

Practitioner’s Guide – Integrating environment and sustainability into organisational culture

The prophetic words of Dylan are often used but: ‘the times they are changing’… particularly in the context of the environment and sustainability. Read More

20 things about absence and health in 20 years

After 20 years of Health and wellbeing at work surveys, the CIPD has reflected on what has changed – and what's stayed the same – over the years… Read More

‘Time’ for health and safety?

It goes without saying that everyone should make time for health and safety. However, thinking about ‘time’ from different perspectives can improve our understanding about health and safety behaviours, and enable us to anticipate and keep pace with changes in the world of work. Read More

Six tips to improve workplace safety

Whether your premises is an office, a warehouse, a shop, or anywhere, it is important to practice good safety in the workplace. Read More

How do you find the software you need in the EHS software maze?

The issue of EHS software is often post dated with the comment: 'do we really need it'. Like most applications, it isn’t a necessity, but it will make your life and the world of compliance much easier. Finding the right application, however, is the stumbling block for many. Read More

Is it enough to operate legally?

This April sees the introduction of more stringent requirements around 'day one' statements of employment particulars (including sick pay & benefit entitlements). Carl Laidler, Director of Wellbeing at Health Shield Friendly Society, argues that, in order to ensure compliance, trust, reputation, businesses need to ensure a culture of organisational wellbeing. Read More

Re-treading a well-used ladder

The work of one of our leading thinkers, Patrick Hudson, has always fascinated me. I think his work on health, Read More



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