As an Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) practitioner have you ever wondered "How can I shape my career trajectory to reach a C-suite position in business?" Or perhaps—for those who do not aspire to positions of this nature; "How can I develop my ability to persuade and influence top management more effectively?" The 10 Step MBA for Safety and Health Practitioners answers these questions to enable you to achieve your personal and professional OSH goals.
Presented over 10 steps encompassing a typical MBA programme, a transformational model establishes key themes which are deemed critical in understanding the world of business to exert greater influence:
- Strategic – aligning OSH to the overall direction of a business and creating a lasting OSH purpose that all stakeholders can relate to
- Cross-functional – understanding the different parts of an organisation and integrating OSH within business functions and ways of working
- Distinctive – looking for creative new ways of presenting OSH data and information to generate interest and enthusiasm.
From strategy and leadership to organisational behaviour and human resource management, from marketing and brand management to interpersonal skills, this book shows you how to combine the best of your specialist knowledge with important business tools, so you can embed OSH at the heart of your company. The book is an indispensable reference for OSH practitioners who want to make a positive change in their careers and become more effective in influencing and leading change.
1. Introduction 2. Strategy 3. Leadership and Corporate Governance 4. Organisational Behaviour 5. Human Resource Management 6. Economics 7. Finance 8. Marketing and Brand Management 9. Innovation 10. Engineering & Operations Management 11. Corporate Citizenship and Social Accountability 12. Discussion and Conclusions
'The blending of Business and OHS knowledge makes this book a must read for any aspiring or practising OHS professional who wants to make a real difference. I wish it had been available when I began my OHS career some 30 years ago'. — Dr. Dominic Cooper, CFIOSH CPsychol, author of 'Improving Safety Culture: A Practical Guide', and 'Strategic Safety Culture Roadmap'
'An excellent resource with ample practical tips for OSH professionals to transform their engagement with senior management to achieve enhanced business performance. Ambitious OSH professionals will find themselves dipping into this superb book time and again for many years'. — Olumide Adeolu, BEng (Hons) MSc MA CMIOSH CSP, Past Chair IOSH Qatar Branch
'Any H&S practitioner feeling restless and in need of direction will find this book useful, challenging, and quite possibly inspiring. As the authors suggest, you can no longer rest content with simply being a content expert.' - Peter Bateman