September 24, 2019

The Top 20 Business Transformations of the Last Decade

In 2012, Denmark’s largest power corporation, Danish Oil and Natural Gas, slipped into financial disaster as the price of gas was plunging by 90% and S&P decreased its credit rating to negative. The board hired a previous executive at LEGO, Henrik Poulsen, as the new CEO. Whereas some leaders might have gone into crisis-management mode, laying off workers until prices recovered, Poulsen saw the moment as an opening for radical transformation.
December 5, 2018
Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

An organizational Transformation is no small task, with the seemingly impossible demand to reach hundreds, thousands, or even hundred thousands of people sometimes on every continent on the planet. JMJ Co-founder, Joseph Friedman, spoke with JMJ Global Client Manager Billy Afghan about the value of commitment and what it takes to cause a cultural safety Transformation in large organizations that can reach around the world.
October 29, 2018

Winners announced for 2018 National Safety Awards of Excellence

As sponsor of the Best Health and Wellbeing Program award, we presented Monash University and Pearson Australia as joint winners at the awards event in October. The Monash University entry focused on the university’s transformation to a smoke-free environment on its Australian campuses and Pearson Australia received recognition for its Pearson WELL program to improve the mental health of its people and develop a sustainable workforce. Congratulations to both winners for their innovation and dedication to their workplace.
January 11, 2018

OSHA Cites South Jersey Manufacturer for Continued Safety Violations

In our global, ever-changing world, it’s imperative that safety in the construction business is fundamental. At JMJ, we put safety first–we provide the support necessary to align better strategies, build better teams and deliver extraordinary results. We pride ourselves on helping our clients reach and maintain injury-free workplaces, which translates into transformation.
April 16, 2016

PTIT Focus Features ‘Moving Beyond Business as Usual: Transformation’ in Latest Issue

PTIT Focus features an article explaining the Incident and Injury-Free™ (IIF™) approach to safety is a Transformational approach. The article explains what the term ‘Transformation’ means as it relates to a cultural shift in safety.
July 15, 2015
Safety Leadership (Not Behaviour-Based Safety) is the Pathway to Change Worker Behaviour

Safety Leadership (Not Behaviour-Based Safety) is the Pathway to Change Worker Behaviour

What if people in your organization became the engine of learning for your company, not the engine of productivity? What if the extraordinary leadership historically focused on driving the goals of production were now turned to transformational leadership beginning with safety?
June 6, 2014
Construction Industry: It is No Longer Acceptable for People to Get Hurt or Killed

Construction Industry: It is No Longer Acceptable for People to Get Hurt or Killed

I spoke with JMJ co-founder Jay Greenspan about construction safety and the state of safety in the construction industry. This interview came on the heels of the First Annual Construction Industry Safety Week, where 31 national and global construction firms gathered to help cause an industry wide safety transformation. In this interview, we explore
April 7, 2014
Safety Week 2014

Safety Week 2014

AUSTIN, TEXAS, April 7 2014—In May 2014, leaders of thirty-one national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury-Free® (IIF®) CEO Forum have joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety. Both groups are seeking an industry-wide safety transformation and have launched the first annual “Safety Week” on May 4 to May 10, 2014.
July 10, 2013
Moving Beyond Business as Usual: Transformation

Moving Beyond Business as Usual: Transformation

The word “Transformation” is a bit of a buzz word these days. It has come to mean many different things to many different organizations. However, at JMJ, we use the word to describe what it is we actually do—and our clients often attest that, after partnering with us, their organizations or projects actually are “transformed.”
May 28, 2013
Transforming Leaders, Transforming Organizations: An Interview with JMJ Senior Partner Rick Bair

Transforming Leaders, Transforming Organizations: An Interview with JMJ Senior Partner Rick Bair

In my last conversation with JMJ Senior Partner Rick Bair, he talked a bit about the creation and evolution of JMJ’s Incident and Injury-Free® (IIF®) safety approach. This time, he shared some stories that he felt reflected the kinds of transformations–both individually and organizationally–that can occur as a result of the IIF approach.