One of the strange things about the Just Culture phenomenon in risk and safety is the strange idea that somehow Justice and Culture can be controlled. Most often what Safety does with most things it … [Read more...] about Is Just Culture Unjust?
In response to questions about culture as observable, measureable and behavioural Creative people dream and imagine, they see things and envision possibilities that don’t exist. They write poems, … [Read more...] about The Visible and Invisible in Risk and Culture
The KISS principle is alive and well in the safety industry under the belief that if you keep repeating slogans, myths and mantras, they must be true. Let’s look at how dangerous and harmful just one … [Read more...] about Culture is NOT ‘What We Do Around Here!’
We all know the saying ‘you can’t see the forest for the trees’ meaning, when you are so deep in something you can’t see what you are in. The saying also captures the dynamic of immersion, of being so … [Read more...] about Safety as a Knowledge Culture
Grappling with culture is one of the issues Safety does poorly. After all, the industry and its STEM gestalt are not well equipped to even define culture well. This is most evident in the OHS Body of … [Read more...] about So, You Want Culture Change
Risk Culture and Cultural Risk When the risk and safety industry defines culture it doesn’t consider critical aspects of culture. The most common definition is that culture is ‘what we do around … [Read more...] about Risk Culture and Cultural Risk
Organisational culture See the mice in their million hordes from Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads David Bowie 1 Safety culture like many soft system change management elements is somewhat vague and … [Read more...] about Organisational culture
Understanding Just Culture The idea of Just Culture is not a neutral concept. Within the mechanistic worldview of safety and positivism Just Culture often is defined to mean ‘fair systems’ or … [Read more...] about Understanding Just Culture