Problem: Traditional Training Doesn’t Work
No matter how many inservices or staff meetings you hold, employees still manage to stick their finger in a fan, or grab the live wire. But Why? Companies have spent billions on training trying to resolve these issues.
One major reason is that ‘Knowledge alone does not change behavior.’ If it does, why are we still texting while driving  and standing on chairs to change light bulbs ?
There are over 4300 safety related fatalities annually in the U.S. private industry, and almost all of them could be prevented. But is it really worth spending all of that money on training to try to reduce those? And is it really working?
In a study by the Harvard Business Review, “One manufacturer [continued to] suffer multiple fatalities at its operating plants despite a $20 million investment in a state-of-the-art center for safety training.”
That doesn’t sound encouraging.
That doesn’t sound Data does show that safety training and protocols have led to an average of a 1.7% decline in fatalities each year since 1994. That’s not bad! But when you compare that change with the seat belt usage statistics during a similar time frame (11% usage in 1984 and 82% usage in 2006), the progress is pretty slow - and quite a few people are still dying - not to mention the 100’s of thousands who are seriously injured each year.
So how do we speed up employees’ safety awareness?
Solution: Change Behavior, One Bite at a Time
According to research, “U.S. companies are now reinvesting in training to address a major skills gap . . . . Organizations are turning away from formal classroom training – and even traditional e-learning programs – to deliver bite-sized learning on a continuous basis.” In fact, the demand is now for ‘just the learning you need, just in time.'"
With safety related processes, extra steps are imperative - including one-on-one training with a skilled mentor. Unfortunately, such mentoring is very costly and time consuming. But the mentorship practice is extremely effective.
At Bitesize, we are fiercely passionate about improving effective behaviors. Our patented methodology and technology mirror the mentorship journey, and incorporate simple micro trainings for increased engagement and retention. And employees internalize that learning from activity-based experiences; not another online quiz. In a test study we performed with a class at Vanderbilt University, it was proven that Bitesize’s methods increased learning, retention, and understanding by up to 50-75% over traditional methods that get 5-20%.
But, as mentioned previously, retention of knowledge isn’t enough! It’s not good enough to just understand something. It has to become part of you. Habits need to change. The way employees think needs to change.
Bitesize increases positive behavior change by:
- Dramatically increasing knowledge retention and understanding
- Reducing mindset of “I don’t think I can”
- Providing simple, disruptive experiences that strengthen confidence and lead to positive habit formation.
Using our technology to deliver just-in-time behavior modification experiences, we can drastically change the way your staff communicate and think, thus potentially reducing the number of safety incidents your organization experiences.
Case Study or Testimonial:
Since our department began using Bitesize, our overall safety related incidents have plummeted. The last time we saw numbers like this was over 6 years ago! In addition, we are seeing more discussions and feedback than I can ever remember. The staff are actually energized to discuss how we can bolster safety initiatives.
Anonymous, Global Laboratory Management Contractor
Let us show you how we can positively affect the behaviors of your staff, and truly address the safety problems in your organization..