Too many managers, especially those working in safety complain of being trapped in meeting rooms or behind a desk. When faced with real-world concerns, they communicate policy, statistics and too often, “corporate-speak”, but don’t provide on-the-ground leadership to make change happen.
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.
One of our most experienced consultants (Gill Kernick) was deeply affected by the recent fire in the tower block in London. She works collaboratively to build the leadership capability to shape cultures and unlock potential and performance. Ensuring the voice of the front-line worker is heard by senior executives is a focus of her work, Gill has a passion for developing the leadership capability and culture needed to prevent major accidents.
Recently a worker fell from a 4.8-meter-high scaffold located just outside a process plant. He and two colleagues equipped with harnesses and prepped with a Tool Box Talk (TBT) set out to dismantle the scaffolding in fair weather. Despite being tied off, one man fell to the ground and suffered serious injuries. Fortunately, he did not die.
Many car drivers do not check their surroundings while opening the door of their vehicle. Seeing if something is coming from behind before opening the door is crucial, one way to make sure that you always check your surroundings is to adopt and practice the simple technique called “Dutch Reach”.