A Question of MotivationTo: You, OHS Manager
From: Store Manager
Re: Safety motivation
I was doing my walk through the store yesterday and I noticed a couple of things that bothered me. Several of the employees were wearing sandals or open-toed shoes (I know itâ€™s hot but I thought that this was a safety issue). I saw at least one guy stocking shelves who seemed to be carrying far too many boxes. In the warehouse area, I noticed that no one is wearing the hearing protection or work gloves that we bought. Iâ€™m kind of frustrated given the amount of work we have done on store safety. What do you think we should do? Should we offer some type of award system?
When completing this assignment in addition to responding to the above, address the following:
- What might a behaviour-based reward system look like in this case? What are the pros and cons of taking such an approach?