Building Cultural Maturity in Safety and Risk

Building Cultural Maturity in Safety and Risk Introduction – The Culture Paradox Culture represents a paradox for many organisations. While most people can readily comment on it (it’s good/bad, supportive/toxic, weak/strong), few can meaningfully define it. Common attempts tend to be vague and focus on culture as behaviour (“Culture is the way we do things …

Dumber Ways To Promote Safety

Dumber Ways To Promote Safety Metro Los Angeles have just released a collection of short videos aimed at improving safety around their rail network. They are being likened to the Victorian Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” campaign in the way they are using a combination of comedy and severity to get attention and change behaviour. …

What If I Valued People And Not Safety?

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What If I Valued People And Not Safety? When organisations say that their number one priority is safety, it can have some unexpected outcomes. Setting, and stating, organisational priorities and values is a wicked problem to begin with. Nothing is neutral and everything has meaning, so when “safety” gets chosen as the poster child of …

So I was thinking about learning and risk the other day…

So I was thinking about learning and risk the other day… It may be that the traditional language of risk elimination leads to a discourse that eliminates learning... For me learning and risk are inextricably intertwined. I can’t learn a new skill without also risking making a mistake? I can't learn a new concept without …

Stop, this is an intervention!

Welcome to our latest Awesome Author, Dave Whitefield, from People and Risk. I first came across Dave’s work 3 years ago when he wrote Zero Harm – Just Say No!. It’s a real thrill to now have him writing on this blog, as well as getting to know him personally as a fellow member of …