Energy is essential for fueling high-level Safety performance and culture throughout an organization, necessary for generating attention and critical for sparking and sustaining improvements. Energy excites others and stimulates engagement. Further, focused energy is critical to breaking through longstanding ’tenacious’ injury patterns that can plague a company.
According to Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, “Leadership is not just about giving energy… it’s unleashing other people’s energy.” However, in too many companies, Safety is seen by Executives through line workers, as a black hole of organizational energy, at times numbingly repetitive, uninvolving, rule-based rather than interest- driven and too often (mis)perceived as an obstacle to getting work done.
Energized Safety leaders are more likely to influence workers to actively incorporate safe methods into all activities and to personally embrace Safety into work and home activities. Further, it’s not just employees who require energy for inspiration and propulsion. Energy-aware leadership helps elicit budget and other approvals and enhances leaders’ credibility.
This energetic discussion focuses on strategies that boost performance:
- Four Safety leadership myths that quash vitality
- Assessing Vital Signs – of organizational Safety energy depleting AND of Safety energy rising
- Applying Three critical strategies for Energizing Safety
- Five proven organizational approaches for sparking and sustaining Safety energy, enthusiasm, interest and engagement – and towards global-class Safety performance
“What Is MoveSMART®?” – 2-minute overview of our approach to simultaneously energizing, engaging – while significantly reducing injuries (soft-tissue, slips/trips/falls, hand injuries)
Video of Anil Mathur, CEO and President of Alaska Tanker Company – the safest oil tanker company in the world – where he talks about MoveSMART®. (Anil is also currently on the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Board of Directors) ASSP Director (and CEO) Anil Mathur on MoveSMART
Our clients include: 3M, ADT, Airgas, Alaska Airlines, Alcoa, American Airlines, American Electric Power, Amtrak, ArcelorMittal, Avon, Bell Helicopter, BHPBilliton, BMW, BP, Centerpoint Energy,Cummins, Detroit Edison, Domtar, DuPont, Dynegy, Expro, FMI, GrainCorp, Halliburton, Harley-Davidson, Hawaiian Airlines,HD Supply, Hess Oil, Hills Pet, Honda, Imerys, Kennecott Copper/Rio Tinto, Kinross, Layne Inliner, Marathon Oil, Mead Westvaco, Meggitt, Michelin, MSCIndustrial Supply, Nissan, Northrop Grumman, ONE Gas, Panama Canal, Portland GeneralElectric, Pitney Bowes, Premier Power Ireland, Reyes Holdings, Sellafield Sites (UK), Sembawang Shipyard (Singapore),Textron, Therma-Tru, Tokyo Electron, United Airlines, U.S. Steel, Vestas, Wacker,Weatherford, WestRock, Xerox, and many others.