An article appeared today (https://www.thenewdaily.com.au/life/tech/2023/12/04/bunnings-ai-chatbot) on how Bunnings, part of the Wesfarmers group, who also own Coles, Kmart, Officeworks and Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety brands, interviews potential candidates. The articles states: ‘People … [Read more...] about AI Priorities and The Creation of Psychosocial Harm
Psychological Health and Safety
Psychological health and safety is arguably the number one emerging issue for organisations. What are you doing to understand and support your people?
The exchange of the word ‘mind’ for ‘brain’ perpetuates a host of myths that are dangerous and harmful (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5353526/) for psychosocial health. The human Mind is NOT the brain but should be understood to mean ‘whole person’. This is why defining personhood … [Read more...] about Mindfulness is NOT Brain-fullness and other Psychosocial Myths
Well, what an amazing lot of fun and learning in SPoR over the past 4 days. We finished our fourth day yesterday bringing myth and embodiment together in tackling the realities of psychosocial risk.We started surveying the current approaches to psychosocial risk that are dis-embodied, looking at the … [Read more...] about Embodiment, Myth and Psychosocial Risk
This week has seen extraordinary scenes in my Territory. It is a long story but our Chief Minister went on the media yesterday speaking of a ‘Breach of Faith’. There was an inquiry held into a complex legal case and every stage in the line of the enquiry has resulted in deception, betrayal, … [Read more...] about Breach of Faith and Psycho-Social Risk
I sat down with Rob Long earlier this week to have a chat about psychological safety. As with many discussions with Rob it ended up a mind mapping moment which we decided to capture on video and have shared below. The discussion in this video highlights what psychological safety is and is not. I … [Read more...] about CARING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY
Last year I was supporting David at work. He came to me and asked to have a confidential conversation. It was any ordinary day but for David it was a day that his world imploded. He sat with me sobbing in despair and feeling hopeless and ‘broken’. David was not new to the realm of mental health. … [Read more...] about STOP ‘BREAKING’ PEOPLE! The notion of Psychological Safety
“LEADERSHIP is TIME and a simple CUP OF COFFEE” Brian Darlington, Mondi I took a leap of faith 3 years ago and stepped away from my consulting business to immerse myself into being an employee. I wanted to be part of the machinations, to connect, to engage and grow with the people all working … [Read more...] about Learning to Learn Socially
Find Psychological Safety Resources HERE >>>> Mental Health is certainly a hot topic at the moment. Even the Safety Regulators are encouraging us to apply the same old ineffective safety methodologies to “fixing” the problem people. Emerging also are buzz words like “Mental First Aid” … [Read more...] about What is Psychological Safety?
Introduction Neuroscience research has revealed that our brains account for approximately two percent of our body weight, but consume about fifteen percent of our cardiac output, twenty percent of our total body oxygen and approximately twenty-five percent of our blood sugar. They are built up of … [Read more...] about Counter Intuitive Safety
Safety Lover or Safety Hater What a crazy title for a blog but it was sponsored by a comment made to another blog recently. Apparently criticism of Safety (the archetype – capital S) means you become a safety (lower case ‘s’) hater. How interesting that criticism seeking to improve safety is … [Read more...] about Safety Lover or Safety Hater