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There are many factors affecting why individuals behave the way that they do. The factors influencing employee behaviour are varied and complex. Supervisors and managers cannot be counted on to understand them all. However, some of the factors that affect 8 Minutes to Alpha behaviour are well known and understood and therefore are useful tools for management and supervisors. For example, behavioural science tells us that if supervisors and management provide positive recognition for any desirable behaviour, the behaviour is more likely to be repeated. If an undesirable behaviour is condoned or overlooked because the supervisor or manager chooses not to address it, the undesirable behavior will be reinforced and repeated. All supervisors and managers should be aware of these simple behavioural truths that all supervisors and managers should be aware of.
Another, and perhaps less-known, factor influencing employee behaviour is the company's health and safety culture. A generally accepted description of workplace culture is "the way things are around here." Here is an example. Band-aid Bob recalls a time years ago when he was auditing a company's health and safety management system. While interviewing an older but new employee, he asked about compliance to wearing PPE and following health and safety procedures. The interviewee responded positively and went on to say that if he saw someone not complying, he felt comfortable with and compelled to say something to them. Then he revealed his recent non-compliant history. In the company where he had previously worked for over twenty years, he had commonly disregarded the rules. When asked why the sudden change in behaviour, his response was short and to the point: "Because that's the way we do things around here."