In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, “The difference between mere management and true leadership is communication.” Department leaders have a vital role to play at all institutional levels when it comes to achieving an optimal safety culture that promotes safety voice behavior.
At the university level, this role is to help the university develop a solid foundation that will support a strong safety culture. At this level, it can be a challenge to mobilize and sustain the necessary resources to effectively develop and communicate a clear, consistent message that is aligned with implicit and explicit reward structures.
The Department Chair
Scholarly Commons Citation
Faulconer, E. K., & LeNoble, C. A. (2020). Supporting Safety Culture in Academia: Giving a Voice to Faculty. The Department Chair, 31(1). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1422