Dilbert: Safety Over Productivity?
Yesterday’s Dilbert cartoon included an exchange between Wally and the Pointy Haired Boss.
Safety is more important than productivity, right?
Um… sort of.
It’s OK to laugh about this in the context of Dilbert-land, especially in Wally’s attempts to avoid work (I have a stand up desk at home and I think I get more done as a result… and it’s healthier, they say).
But, are our leaders and our organizations, in the real world, sending a message that productivity is more important than employee safety or patient safety? Do you see examples of this, as an explicit message or something that’s just implied by what leaders talk about, what is focused on, etc.?