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Chad Tisonik

Recent Posts by Chad Tisonik:

Your next safety initiative will (probably) fail

It's unfortunate. But the reality is that many safety initiatives fail to make a meaningful difference in the behaviors and safety of employees.

Below we'll cover the 3 most common failures, as well as the 8 steps to making safety stick at your company.

The 3 most common failures of safety initiatives

Failure #1: Not Sharing Accountability

Although it's powerful when accountability comes from people of authority, it's far more impactful when it comes from your peers. Give your employees the power and ability to speak up about unsafe acts by having a see something, say something, do something mentality. 

Topics: Safety / Compliance

"We Could Have Done That"

As business leaders, we are always looking for ways to relate events in our everyday lives to our business strategy.  We search for insights in the seemingly insignificant changes that happen in the world around us.  And every once in a while, something that most people ignore turns out to be a revelation that we simply cannot look away from. 

We just had one of those revelations at HNI.

   

R - E - S - P - E - C -T! Bridging the Generational Gap

CHAD TISONIK
President of HNI Wisconsin

We all want it from those we work with, but each generation defines respect differently. 

Most people in the workplace operate with the thought process of giving respect as they want to receive it.  Sort of the “do onto others as you would have done onto you” approach.

Well, that’s your first mistake. One generation expects respect based on their title and position and another generation wants to have respect shown to them based on their ideas and performance. 

Do you see the conflicting views? Many managers may not see it but they FEEL it daily.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

15 Big Ideas for '15: Predictions and New Directions

CHAD TISONIKHNI Wisconsin President,
and JANINE TRACY, HNI Director of People

There's something about turning the page on the calendar that fills your head and heart with new possibilities for the new year.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing

The Safety G A P: Is Anything Falling Through the Cracks?

CHAD TISONIK
HNI Wisconsin President

We all know safety is important, but mounting regulations make it increasingly difficult to run a safe and compliant business. With this constant change, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up.

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing

Keys to Sustaining Organizational Change for the Long Haul

CHAD TISONIK
HNI Wisconsin President

People risk management is a team sport. One cheerleader or even a few executives never will make or sustain an impact on corporate culture. The result you’re after will not take place after one meeting when “we have a new culture” (or a new brand, new process, or new anything) is announced. Managing the people side of risk will take years and will never end. Change has to be felt on an ongoing basis.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

How Company-Wide Transparency Will Save You Money and Headaches

CHAD TISONIK
HNI Wisconsin President

When channels of communication are opened throughout an organization, the firm then can begin to identify and discuss emerging issues related to risk before they become a crisis.

Why Your Employees Need to Understand 'The Why’

CHAD TISONIK
HNI Wisconsin President

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Living Your Brand: Leveraging an Intangible Asset

CHAD TISONIK
HNI Wisconsin President

Living your brand happens at a personal level. A weak or non-existent corporate brand poses a huge risk because employees do not feel part of a mission. Fear — fear that sales will decline or that customers will leave — becomes the motivation of your people. The mission in a fear-driven organization is to do whatever you can to keep that fear at bay.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

The Importance of Corporate Culture: A Tale of Two Companies

CHAD TISONIK
HNI Wisconsin President

Corporate cultures are changing and evolving — that is an unavoidable fact. The variable is who will shape, lead, and manage that change. The importance of corporate culture comes into focus as a new leader takes the helm.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits