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Safety Management Peer-Reviewed
By Rosa Antonia Carrillo and Neil Samuels
Drift and weak signals, clues to potential incidents, are often hidden. Even when known, strong sociocultural barriers prevent people from talking about them. This article explores research that supports the need to encourage, equip and coach managers and supervisors on the art of conversation with their employees as the most influential form of communication. The research areas include social neuroscience, relationship psychology, information management through relational coordination, and the role of leaders in managing and influencing behavior. The authors combine these concepts into a direct approach to managing the human/organizational factors of safety performance.