Your doctor prescribes a course of rehabilitation following a surgery. Your trainer sets an exercise regiment to help you reach your target weight and health goals. Your mechanic runs a diagnostic and details the maintenance and repairs your car needs to continue running smoothly.
Information is critical for improvement—in health, transportation, and, especially, safety. Information is what defines the gap between where we are now and where we want to be tomorrow. But if that information isn’t put to work, if it doesn’t translate into action, we will never reap the rewards information promises us.
Our e-book Execution: The Effects of Taking Action in Safety, explores the third core discipline of the AIER safety model: Execution. Preceding it are the disciplines of Anticipation and Inquiry. Through Inquiry, leaders gather data about their safety system, performance, and workplace exposures. That data is the information they use to improve outcomes—in effect, to execute better safety performance. But what are the ways they can most effectively leverage that data for real change? What are the corrective actions they can take with the information they’ve collected across their organization? As we say in the e-book introduction: Execution is the layer in the process where information becomes action. This e-book addresses how leaders can do that. After all, information isn’t useful if it isn’t actionable.