Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety? There are many people working in Safety who seek a ‘different’ way of engaging with others, and rightly so. The current policing and patrolling approaches adopted by many, seem to be doing little to support people in how they tackle the challenges of … [Read more...] about Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety?
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Unconscious Leadership in Risk We all know the quadrant that sets out: Known Knowns, Unknown Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns made famous by Donald Rumsfeld (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rumsfelds-wisdom/) who used this framework to justify a war. We also see the same … [Read more...] about Unconscious Leadership in Risk
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 one rule: ‘love one another as you love yourself’. This is not to say that rules are not important … [Read more...] about 12 Non-Rules for Life (and Safety)
The last 4 books I have read from Safety branded as being about culture, were not about culture and not much about safety and risk. Such is safety code (https://safetyrisk.net/deciphering-safety-code/). The four books were: Busch (2021) The First Rule of Safety Culture. Gilbert, Journe, … [Read more...] about If You Want to Know About Culture, Don’t Ask Safety
One of the most worrying results of the Zero Survey (https://safetyrisk.net/zero-survey-update/) is the number of people in safety who believe the meme: ‘safety is a choice you make’. Belief in such mythology has huge implications for how one approaches incidents, events and methods/training. If … [Read more...] about Safety is NOT a Choice
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I wrote about ‘understanding risk’ 6 years ago (https://safetyrisk.net/understanding-risk/) referencing the work of Kahneman, Slovic, Plous and Tversky. Their work on risk decision making first emerged in the 1970s. This ground breaking researched should have shifted the addiction of Safety to … [Read more...] about Safety Doesn’t Understand The Dance of Risk
Introduction It is nearly ten years since the outstanding research by Wagner and Associates ‘Safety - A Wicked Problem’ was published (http://www.peterwagner.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Safety-A-Wicked-Problem2.pdf). The project examined responses by prominent CEOs to common problems associated in … [Read more...] about Risk and Safety as a Wicked Problem
SAFETY - What is the definition of safety? What does Safety mean to you? Seee also: Understanding Safety as an Archetype Safety is a temporary outcome of doing many, many transdisciplinary things well and is not a an explicit process or things that we do. SAFETY = A temporary moment when … [Read more...] about What Is Safety?
Wisdom, Discernment and an Ethic of Safety I receive emails every week from safety people who thank me for being ‘provocative’ and helping them learn. However, being provocative is not something I set out to do. I don’t sit down and think, ‘now how can I present some contrary view’. Indeed, when … [Read more...] about Wisdom, Discernment and an Ethic of Safety