The Leadership Continuum
It is helpful for any management team to understand how the leadership style of their managers and supervisors is perceived by employees. This is especially important in a safety context, because culture is strongly influenced by the conversations that occur between a supervisor or manager and his/her direct reports.
Ascent Safety uses an eight-question survey that provides key insights on the prevalent leadership styles within the organization. It establishes a baseline of the current safety culture. The same survey can be administered after key initiatives have been implemented to determine if these have had a measurable impact. The power of this instrument lies in the targeted, well-defined Likert Scale questions, as well as its simplicity (a one-page, two-sided form).
- Ascent Safety will work with your company to define how the demographic data for each survey will be collected.
- Ascent Safety will administer the survey to the employees (hourly and salaried). The surveys can be distributed and collected in crew meetings or other informal settings.The goal is to exceed a 50% response rate.
- Ascent Safety will provide a detailed analysis of the survey results, with statistical comparisons between pay groups and departments (if the sample size is sufficiently large).
- The survey analysis will be shared with the leadership team in advance of the first Safety Conversation Skills Workshop. It will be provided in PDF format.