One of the things Safety does best is state what is, by what isn’t. What happens most often in the closed echo chamber of Safety is that one starts with the assumption that safety is the sacred starting point for thinking and then make the world fit that assumption. We see this typically with … [Read more...] about Manufacturing a Worldview to Fit Safety
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?
After a day in and half of semiotic overload and cultural saturation of Vienna we started our first day of Social Psychology of Risk; Culture with Mondi. https://www.mondigroup.com/en/home/ Mondi has been implementing the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) in a measured pace. This trip marks … [Read more...] about Day 4 SPoR in Europe
The Mortal ‘Affliction’, Zero and Safety I was recently did a semiotic walk through the old Adelaide Cemetery. I had not walked through this cemetery before and expected it to be unique as Adelaide is unique in Australian History. South Australia was founded as a ‘Paradise of Dissent’ as is well … [Read more...] about The Mortal ‘Affliction’, Zero and Safety
It’s Knowing ‘Y’ That Matters Dolphyn recently launched our new brand and website (www.dolphyn.com.au). This involved a change not only to our name, but also the focus of what we do, which is supporting people and organisations to better understand and deal with risk. We do this by developing and … [Read more...] about It’s Knowing ‘Y’ That Matters
Article by John Toomey with great story on what happens to our cultures and our business success when we focus on how awesome people are rather than dehumanising them. Its very easy to fall into this trap (ie “they are just a contractor”?) . See also: The Dehumanisation of Safety, There is No Way I … [Read more...] about Who Are Your People?
I was just trying to Help A friend called me recently to tell me that they’d lost their job. They couldn’t understand the decision and we spoke for an hour or so working through the roller coaster of emotions they were feeling, from anger, to frustration, to anxiousness and amazement. I just … [Read more...] about I was just trying to Help
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 of these slogans is: Culture is ‘what we do around here’ The danger of this naïve and simplistic … [Read more...] about Culture is NOT ‘What We Do Around Here!’
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 here’ which fits in nicely with the behaviourist-cognitivist worldview that dominates the sector. So … [Read more...] about Risk Culture and Cultural Risk
Culture Silences in Safety The Collective Unconscious An essential in understanding culture is understanding shared consciousness and shared unconsciousness. The work of Jung charted the frontier in understanding the Collective Unconscious (https://www.are.na/block/1493356 ). What Jung discovered … [Read more...] about Culture Silences in Safety The Collective Unconscious