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Setting Goals like improving Safety Culture and failing

Many prganisations start setting goals like Zero Accidents, Improving Safety Culture, creating a Proactive Culture or being World Class in HSE. They set these goals and then fail.

Its not because they cannot do it. Its not because they do not have the resources to achieve them. Its not because they aren't good enough to achieve these goals.

Mike Tyson said this the best "Everybody has a plan, until they get hit in the mouth"

There is a difference between Goal Setters and Goal Achievers

Goal Setters- set plans, they set goals but they don't recognise that there will be challenges and obstacles in the way of the goal. When something goes wrong, when they face a hiccup they don't know how or what to do to react or change to overcome the challenges or obstacles.

Goal Achievers on the other hand recognise that there will be challenges and obstacles along the way. There may be staff who are resistant to change, there may be new projects and new clients and there will be pressure to perform. There may be a changing environment or new rules. They plan for contingencies. They also prepare their teams to be more nimble. The team understands the WHY of the goals and thus are more able and willing to change to meet the situation.

Are you a Goal Setter or a Goal Achiever?

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