Building resilience trumps the prevention of harm. Download a copy of the paper (includes the Bibliography for the references): Building resilience trumps the prevention of harm The prevention of harm is about trying to see, predict and control all things that may deliver an undesired outcome. … [Read more...] about Building resilience trumps the prevention of harm
‘Can’t Means Won’t Try’ – The Challenge of Being Challenged Why is change easy for children and often so difficult for adults in the work environment? Are workers just being difficult, or is there more to it than that? It seems that there are challenges to being challenged. I’m feeling inspired … [Read more...] about ‘Can’t Means Won’t Try’ – The Challenge of Being Challenged
The Unconscious and the Soap Dispenser I just came from a “Thinking Group” meeting where the topic of conversation was around conscious and unconscious thinking and about how our unconscious takes care of many of our decisions as we go about our day. In particular we talked about how when … [Read more...] about The Unconscious and the Soap Dispenser
WHS Legislation is NOT about Safety it’s about Culture. I asked a couple of managers the other day what they thought the WHS legislation was about. You see, my client had asked me to make sure that their managers knew of their legal compliance obligations – a fairly typical request often from … [Read more...] about WHS Legislation is NOT about Safety it’s about Culture
Due Diligence Is Not Just Ticking Boxes! We hear people saying (and rightly so) that we have to demonstrate due diligence. But when we hear this we are usually drawn to a six point checklist, which someone has extrapolated from The Act, and we hear them say that by checking off the points on this … [Read more...] about Due Diligence Is Not Just Ticking Boxes!
Corks on the quills of an Echidna = Safe; Really? I really enjoyed this post and the “points” by Max Geyer on his blog VIAMAX CONSULTING . Another example of over zealous zero harm style risk control creating a greater risk – how would the poor echidna defend itself from predators now?!! I … [Read more...] about Corks on the quills of an Echidna = Safe–Really?
Do we really need “One More” safety brand? I have just been reading an article by Kevin Jones of a “new model” of safety that the consulting firm Ernst & Young are about to launch onto the safety world. The value of this new approach, which they have termed “Plus One”, is that it apparently … [Read more...] about Do we really need “One More” safety brand?
Sensemaking and Signs A while ago I wrote an article titled “It’s All in the Sign”. On reflection it is interesting that it generated two different lines of thought. The one line was about non-conscious communication and not overloading our minds and how that is helpful in us managing our everyday … [Read more...] about Sensemaking and Signs
I’m excited and honoured to present Max Geyer’s paper from the recent Psychology of Risk Conference held in Sydney. WARNING: the inbuilt message may disturb some people who are still holding onto the Zero Harm mantra. For others it may provide some ammunition to help counter the binary argument … [Read more...] about Perfectionism in Leadership Discourse Part 1
Perfectionism in Leadership Discourse Part 2 Read Part 1 HERE In this two Part series of articles we are looking at absolutist leadership language and the likelihood that only a “perfect organisation”, could actually deliver perfection. We then look and what that means in terms of the meaning and … [Read more...] about Perfectionism in Leadership Discourse Part 2