Rob Sams

Reflecting on Another Year of Learning – Dolphyn Newsletter December 2016 Reflections of 2016 2016 has been an energising year filled with much learning, a lot of travel and a book! Dolphyn's 'Community of Practice' have continued to support many organisations and people to better understand how we make decisions and judgments about risk. We have been privileged ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Fooled by Certainty How often do we go about our lives expecting, assuming, and at times demanding; that our plans, our ideas and even our relationships are ‘safe and sound’ (certain)? It is as-if such plans, ideas and relationships have some kind of magical guarantee attached to them which means that they will always pan out ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Read the sequel to this article: I’m Still Not That Into Safety A sequel to: I’m just not that into safety anymore Our most popular article this year! Why do you think that is? Rob's courage and honesty has certainly touched some nerves! I’m just not that into safety anymore I have spoken with a number ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Conversation Corner – Another Positive Safety Story Well I’m on a bit of a high right now………just witnessed a group of real safety people jump in and totally shutdown a safety spud head debate on LinkedIn and now this positive story comes in from Rob Sams in response to this article: Isn't Safety Supposed to be ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Just Get to the Bottom of it

by Rob Sams on November 5, 2016

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Just Get to the Bottom of it….. Republished by request.......... An incident occurs at work, the well entrenched procedures quickly kick into play - first aid provided, forms filled in, reports to management, find the cause (sometimes causes), change operating procedures (they must have been wrong), issue Safety Alert and conduct Toolbox Talk, include information on monthly ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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A Small Change and 'Y' it Matters? First published here: http://dolphyn.com.au/small-change-y-matters/ Perhaps one of my most important discoveries during the 'learning adventure' of the past few years, is of how much I don't know. This is despite participating in formal studies, working full-time in the field I studied, sharing in relationships with people, being a Father of a ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Social Sensemaking – Book Launch Dates & Venues Confirmed

by Rob Sams
Social Sensemaking - Book Launch Dates & Venues Confirmed   Human beings have long been fascinated with the question of ‘why we do what we do?’. For some, the desire to understand this becomes a lifelong quest. For me, it was a fascination with this question that lead me to commence a ‘learning adventure’ to better understand ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Disrupting the Methodology in Safety?

by Rob Sams
Disrupting the Methodology in Safety? There seems a real focus at the moment on finding better and ‘different’ ways (or methods) to ‘do’ Safety; both in organisations and for those working in the field. There is a lot of good discussion happening and in particular, it is positive to note that much more attention seems to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Does our World Need More ‘Lore’ and Less ‘Law’?

by Rob Sams
Does our World Need More ‘Lore’ and Less ‘Law’? First published here: http://dolphyn.com.au/world-need-lore-less-law/ I can personally and very highly recommend Rob's new book "Social Sensemaking" - I'm on my 3rd read! I was at a function recently where the customary ‘Welcome to Country’ (see a link HERE if you are not familiar with this custom) was conducted by ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What can Safety Learn From the Gympie Gympie Stinging Tree?

by Rob Sams
Currently enjoying Rob Sams new book: Social Sensemaking. One of the chapters is based on this article from last year - lots for Safety to learn here: What can Safety Learn From the Gympie Gympie Stinging Tree? This week I have been holidaying in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is a warm climate and a great way ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Bias – You Wonder Why Traditional Safety Can Never Work

by Dave Collins
Bias - You Wonder Why Traditional Safety Can Never Work The Way We Expect It To Just reading “Why We Make Mistakes” which is Chapter 12 of Rob Sams’ excellent new book Social Sensemaking. (yes, I am biased – read on and you could get a free copy!). In this Chapter, Rob refers to one of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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I Just Want Clear Answers

by Rob Sams
I Just Want Clear Answers By Rob Sams, Author of the must read Social Sensemaking - Click HERE to Order   I woke recently while staying in a hotel room with a feeling that I’ve not experienced before; I couldn’t walk. As I went to get out of bed, ready for what was to be an action packed ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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‘Measuring’ does things to people…. (and what to do about it)

by Rob Sams
‘Measuring’ does things to people…. (and what to do about it) It has become fashionable for organisations to use positive or leading indicators as a way to ‘measure’ their risk and safety ‘performance’. Leaders in some organisations have proudly told me how they are ‘progressive’, ‘generative’ and ‘world class’ because they focus on leading indictors and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Social Sensemaking Available Now PLUS Free Share and Giveaway

by Dave Collins
Social Sensemaking Available Now PLUS Free Share and Giveaway  Introducing Social Sensemaking Human beings have long been fascinated with the question of ‘why we do what we do?’. For some, the desire to understand this becomes a lifelong quest. For me, it was a fascination with this question that lead me to commence a ‘learning ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Embracing Diversity & Critical Thinking to Help us ‘Create’?

by Rob Sams
Embracing Diversity & Critical Thinking to Help us ‘Create’? I’ve been invited to facilitate a discussion next week with a group of people who are keen to learn more about being innovative and creative in their work. Specifically, the group is interested in the roles that diversity and critical thinking play when generating ideas. In ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Why we Need to Accept Pain and Suffering

by Rob Sams
I've been whining a lot lately, to anyone who will listen, about my post operative woes. Mine are insignificant compared to many I have met and spoken to recently. John Wettstein (safetystrategies.ca), who has also recently had some surgery, just said to me: "It's about short-term grief for long-term gain. The hard part is it takes ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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