Tech-Savy WHS Managers Have More Time

Happy BossHow would you like more time in your day to do things like planning and strategy? If you are like most professionals responsible for compliance with changing WHS laws the days are never long enough.

Forms, paperwork, procedures, meetings, emails, follow ups and reporting all form part of the typical organisation’s WHS workflow and huge slabs of time are consumed every day with these tasks.

It is quite common for WHS managers and officers to be spending up to 80% of their available time on work they consider to be non-productive or at least not aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives.

If execution is the key to a successful business—there are steps to increasing your business productivity for greater execution on your strategic goals.

Using technology to maximize your business productivity creates the platform to realize true savings in time and resources. Business productivity software increases productivity by the automation of processes allowing for faster communication of strategy, increased time spent on strategic priorities and greater project completion rates.

Today with most organisations embracing smart phones and carry along devices every employee has the tools at hand to enter, access and retrieve timely data.

Then by centrally locating the workflows in formal frameworks based on modern databases managers can more easily communicate strategy and monitor and create measurable goals for their employees that will support overall company objectives. It also allows for greater visibility of performance, thereby allowing employees to see the whole picture and understand better how health and safety goals fit into the company’s business objectives. This creates energized and engaged employees, thereby raising the business productivity of the company.

A well designed safety management system eliminates “corporate silos” that effectively cut off communication because employees can utilize technology to reach out to others working on similar issues throughout the organization.

Information gathered by the online Safety Management System is available for integration with other systems, used to create analytical insights that lead to better business decisions.

With your business aligned to best practice WHS from top-to-bottom, you will be creating a workforce that is engaged, productive and loyal. And feeling valued is the key to employee loyalty which leads to greater business productivity.


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