The Radio Station You Must Listen To (no subscription required)

Finding origins in the title of a country song, WIIFM is the channel we all listen to. While not a radio station you’ll find in your car, the acronym stands for “What’s in it for me?” and it plays continually in our heads.

As a leader in EHS, you must solve this question before any substantial progress.

Want a program implemented?

Want a worker to wear PPE?

Want financial support from a senior manager?

Want training, resources, attention, priority, or anything else in your work?

Show others what’s in it for them. Create and share a vision. Answer their WIIFM.

In your own life, remember to balance this perspective. Too much internal WIIFM will lead to missed opportunities, under preparation, and an overly selfish outlook on life in general. Too little and you’ll burn out from mental and physical exhaustion.

Leave a Reply
To keep things non-promotional, please use a real name or nickname
(not Blogger @ My Blog Name)

The most useful comments are those written with the goal of learning from or helping out other readers – after reading the whole article and all the earlier comments. Complaints and insults generally won’t make the cut here, but by all means write them on your own blog!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.