The leadership mantra “Zero Harm” has been around for many years.
It is still very popular in New Zealand and I see it is still used in Australia.
In this webinar Dr Rob Long from Human Dymensions discusses this really important Safety topic. Dr Long has written multiple articles and a book “For the Love of Zero” on the topic.
The New Zealand Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum has a pledge to create “Zero Harm workplaces in NZ”. [Note: The NZ Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum is made up of some of New Zealand’s most prominent companies. The Forum includes the regulator Worksafe NZ.]
However, the critics suggests that “Zero Harm is not a model of leadership; it is a model of ignorance, a model of control, a model of obedience and is dehumanising by restricting freedom.”
Here is a link to the slides.