Safe business management is a method that is focused on the safety of the operational processes of a company. It requires that managers consider a broad range of influencing aspects, including culture, training and leadership.
The safety and health policies of a company must be in line with the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This is critical to achieving the desired results. The management team of a business must be also committed to the system’s success. This means demonstrating via direct remarks, performance evaluations and bonus systems that a company values safety as much as production numbers. LyondellBasell for instance has a policy which says that if OSHA injury rates are high, then managers will not be eligible for bonuses.
The Agile frameworks Lean-Agile and Scaled Scrum also have a significant emphasis on secure business management. Specifically, they emphasize the roles, structures, and artifacts that fit every scale. For instance, the Lean-Agile model has the roles of safety and quality for each Scrum team. The model also teaches to keep the safety of employees in mind while designing and developing software.
A safe business management program is a key component of the Technology Backbone Model (TBM). TBM and SAFe are working together to ensure that more effective software and systems are less expensive. Find out more about the TBM and SAFe partnership in this article on how to transform IT into an authentic partner.