Cultural change programs can mask the need for change

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is increasingly being touted as an integral part of a company’s organisational culture.  Sometime this is described as a workplace, or safety, culture.  If OHS is to be considered thus, it is important to understand other cultural perspectives.  One of the most prominent in Australia, at the moment, is the culture of the banking sector.  A speech on 26 July 2017 by Anna Bligh of the Australian Bankers Association illustrates some of the flaws in corporate cultural thinking that OHS professionals need to note.

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