It is probably more difficult to affect culture change than develop a meaningful relationship. Let me try to explain. I was thinking about health and safety (and health insurance) and wondered if “relationships,” internal and external, are meaningful in a positive health and safety culture. I concluded yes, they are.
Consider your own environment. It doesn’t make any difference if you’re in an office or a factory. If management doesn’t create a culture that supports a healthy life style, your insurance premiums go up. Simple examples are smoking, drinking and lack of exercise – which all affect health which lead to more doctor visits which lead to higher medical insurance costs. How does management promote a culture of health? How can relationships form that will help develop this culture.
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