How effective management routines can boost operational excellence and safety performance at the same time

How do you increase operational discipline and create a sense of ownership for safety and performance in a large, constantly changing and very diverse multinational workforce? The challenging labour conditions make this a common dilemma for the food manufacturing industry. Supervisors, managers and team leaders are in a unique position to engage people and establish a mindset that recognises both risks and improvement opportunities. As safety and operations fundamentally depend on each other, changes in one area will influence outcomes in the other. For maximum benefit, they should therefore be managed in tandem as there is a risk that an isolated focus on each will make the other suffer.