Social Psychology of Risk Doability
One of the recurring criticisms appropriated towards all I do is that the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) is not doable. Remarkably this comes strongest from people who have never done anything in SPoR.
SPoR is about putting more energy and activity into what works rather than simply producing more things that only make you Paper Safe. BTW, a read of Greg’s latest book is essential reading for safety people (https://www.amazon.com.au/Paper-Safe-triumph-bureaucracy-management-ebook/dp/B07HVRZY8C ).
From my perspective I have never been busier. My work expands exponentially each year with people in Europe, Canada, USA and Asia running SPoR programs with organisations that make a difference in how people tackle risk. For example, one of my associates in Vancouver has been asked recently to work with a Tier One steel company in the USA, this is the attraction of people who have become qualified in SPoR. After a while even the most conscientious organisations get sick and tired of brutalizing people in the name of safety.
I often receive calls from organisations who have emptied a fortune on classic safety policing silver bullets and BBS-BS that finally wish to humanize their approach to risk. If SPoR was not doable I wouldn’t be busy, my associates and I wouldn’t have work. So, sorry to all the social media safety experts out there, SPoR is doable.
Video 19 in the Risky Conversations series https://vimeo.com/album/3938199 is all about how SPoR is Doable.
BTW, if you want to get in on the next Due Diligence workshop in Sydney with Greg Smith and myself all the details are here: https://cllr.com.au/product/due-diligence-workshop-unit-13/
As I head closer towards retirement I am moving many SPoR programs to Canberra (https://safetyrisk.net/centre-for-leadership-and-learning-in-risk-cllr-study-calendar/ ). This means I fly less and others fly more. It also means that less people may do SPoR programs as I move away from large cities and International travel. So be it.
From my perspective, I now have a training facility in Canberra and already have a group of people flying out from Europe, South Africa and Canada for programs for 2019. You are welcome to join in.
There are of course many others who are qualified to do SPoR programs and have access to all the SPoR Intellectual Property, and you can contact them here: https://spor.com.au/rysk-mavens/find-spor-mentor/ or trainers here: https://www.humandymensions.com/our-people/ If you would like to learn about SPoR or become qualified in SPoR you can make contact here: firstname.lastname@example.org