When organizations are striving to develop and sustain a culture of safety excellence, leadership words and behaviors influence employees’ attitudes, beliefs and ideas about safety. Research shows it takes four key leadership skills to inspire a positive safety culture that influences safe employee behavior.
The Safety Leadership Assessment is a statistically validated instrument designed to help you assess those essential safety leadership skills, utilize quantifiable data, and appropriately develop leadership to inspire a culture of safety excellence in your organization.
After more than five years of research and collaboration from behavioral assessment experts, Development Dimensions International (DDI), Caterpillar has developed the Safety Leadership Assessment to assess key leadership attributes that, when demonstrated with a high degree, will positively influence employee safety behavior.
The Safety Leadership Assessment provides individual supervisors and managers a measurement of their leadership capability from those who regularly observe the leader’s behavior: their direct reports. Participants rate statements on a 5-point Likert scale.
The assessment will determine where leaders score within the four primary safety leadership domains: trust, accountability, connectedness and credible consciousness. Within the four domains are 14 elements that influence an individual leader’s effectiveness.
Once validated, organizations will be able to correlate a leader’s actions to the true presence of safety in the field to answer the critical question, “Am I leading in such a way that I am creating a safer place to work for my employees?”
|Who's it for?||Anyone with direct reports.|
|Why do it?||Assess safety leadership skills and identify development needs for each individual.|
|Format||Assessment surveys, followed by results data, an overall leadership report and then individualized action plans.|
"SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS CAN SEE HOW THEIR TEAM ASSESSED THEM ON INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS, SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED TO WORK ON TO IMPROVE, OR WHAT THEY'RE DOING WELL AND SHOULD CONTINUE.
AFTER IMPLEMENTING A SPECIFIC AND MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENT PLAN THEY CAN RE-SURVEY THEIR EMPLOYEES ON SPECIFIC QUESTIONS TO SEE IF THEIR EFFORTS WERE SUCCESSFUL. THIS IS A POWERFUL TOOL TO HELP LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN ALL FORMS OF LEADERSHIP, NOT JUST SAFETY."