Complacency is this weeks Workplace Wednesday topic
Being complacent is described by definition as: a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
From this definition we can see how it would be a hazard in the workplace. We must not confuse competency with complacency.
Keep reading and follow the links provided to hear and find multiple ways to keep ourselves and employees from being complacent.
Break up monotonous duties with frequent additional activities. Rotate workers. Look for ways to continually grow and seek knowledge. Remain alert and aware of the surrounding environment. Follow your workplace safety inspections of equipment, vehicles and machines. Take an active role in your companies safety meetings.
Following some or all of these simple, yet effective tips will help to avoid complacency in the workplace.
We can look at an article on Forbes HERE by contributing author Glenn Llopis, that gives us 10 signs Employees are Growing Complacent in their Careers.
Or a YouTube talk HERE by Larry Wilson, vice-president with health and safety training supplier Electrolab. Where he describes Complacency as the Silent Killer.