Passion and Safety I had fascinating discussion with a safety person this week about passion. We discussed an acquaintance who we both considered naïve but my friend thought this was OK, excused by … [Read more...] about Passion and Safety
12 Non-Rules for Life (and Safety) Disposition beats rules. Matthew tells us when the disciples endeavoured to trap Jesus into an opinion on the many Commandments of Judaism, he said there was only … [Read more...] about 12 Non-Rules for Life (and Safety)
The Safety of Space and Place We have known for some time how space and place amplifies harm (Nash, 2006, Inescapable Ecologies, A History of Environment, Disease and Knowledge). When we pay … [Read more...] about The Safety of Space and Place
So, You Want Culture Change? When one’s definition of culture is either systems, behaviours or values (or all three) the strategies (methods) that result reflect the definition. Changing values, … [Read more...] about So, You Want Culture Change?
How NOT to do Anything About Culture in Building and Construction The recently released Culture Standard for the Construction Industry (https://www.cultureinconstruction.com.au/culture-standard/ ) is … [Read more...] about How NOT to do Anything About Culture in Building and Construction
Understanding Systems and Ecologies in Risk It was Karl Weick (1979) who defined organizing as: ‘consensually validated grammar for reducing equivocality by means of sensible interlocking … [Read more...] about Understanding Systems and Ecologies in Risk
Discourse Analysis, Safety Alerts and Safety Boards There’s nothing quite like the tokenistic display of a safety alert. Go into any organization and see what’s on the safety notice board, observe … [Read more...] about Discourse Analysis, Safety Alerts and Safety Boards
Motivation, Learning and Risk Motivation, like learning is not a neutral concept. How one thinks motivation and learning work, is directly connected to ones’ worldview, psychology of goals and one’s … [Read more...] about Motivation, Learning and Risk