Human Performance Community of Practice: Human Performance and COVID-19
An electric utility’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic requires looking at the situation from many angles. Certainly, ensuring the safety of the workers and the workplace is a major concern, but so are several other factors. Given the strong opinions are about the pandemic, those influences can create a lack of collaboration, and make finding paths forward more difficult. Incorporating Human Performance concerns (for example, recognizing that compliance-based “punishments” are non-sustainable, where positively reinforcing approaches are), it creates a pressure for leadership to handle the situation carefully, balancing a variety of concerns, from worker safety, autonomy, OSHA reportable events, compliance concerns, financial concerns, and many more. As a Human Performance practitioner, Shari has been walking this tightrope and will share her approach and story about how BEC has achieved significant strides towards those balances.