What is part of the reason that you hire such a strong staff? I would assume that part of this is because of their intelligence. Why do some managers not want to tap into this valuable resource? Once your team has bought into your vision, they can probably give you the insight as to numerous ways that you can get to that same result. Sometimes, you will make your company more money. In other cases, it might make your company a safer company to work for.
I have always taken the approach that those working the front line have a better working knowledge of how to do the job better than I do. They are the ones that do it day after day. They will know how to be more efficient. They know what is needed to make the job safer. All you need to do is ask them. Think outside the box. Just because it is always been done one way does not mean that it always has to be done that way.
Your team has a wealth of knowledge. You need to learn how to use it. This is a huge motivator. When your team has input into your systems and procedures they end up with total buy in. It is now their vision, not just yours. They will put more effort into programs that they have put into place than those that were just given to them.
What is your vision for your team? What are you doing to convey it to your team? If you are unsure how to get your team to buy in on it, let me know. I would love to help you improve the strength of your team.