There’s a man goin’ around taking names Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him? Anthony Burgess Most global corporate behemoths, especially American transnationals with militaristic command and control organisational structures are advocates of behaviourism. … [Read more...] about There’s a man goin’ around taking names
What is the Mind of Safety? What limits Safety in innovation, creativity, ideas and vision are the upshifting ideologies of behaviourism/positivism. Whatever slogans one is attracted to, checklists one completes, or how much one repeats the word ‘differently’, how many podcasts one listens to or … [Read more...] about What is the Mind of Safety?
One of the delusions of Behaviourism is that guilt and punitive consequence are motivational. The opposite is the case. There is endless research to demonstrate that the assumptions of Behaviourism don’t work. It’s quite straightforward: humans are not machines and not the sum of inputs and … [Read more...] about Motivation and de-Motivation in Safety
The number of emails I get about people getting the sack for minor safety breeches staggers me. Such actions are often accompanied by language like ‘that will teach them a lesson’ or ‘now people will know we are serious about safety’. Of course, such language is delusional and there is no … [Read more...] about It’s Safety or The Sack
Behaviourist Neuroscience as Safety It’s fascinating and entertaining to watch Safety manipulate the discipline of neuroscience to suit its own behaviourist worldview. Even more fascinating to watch Safety, with no expertise in neuroscience, bend this discipline to behaviourist outcomes then claim … [Read more...] about Behaviourist Neuroscience as Safety
When ‘Hearts and Minds’ are not ‘Hearts and Minds’ One of the profound findings of current neurophysiological and neuropsychological research is that the human person is an embodied mind, not a behaviourist computer on top of a body. Research by: Damasio - The Feeling of What Happens; Descartes … [Read more...] about When ‘Hearts and Minds’ are not ‘Hearts and Minds’
The Curse of Behaviourism One of the greatest curses inflicted on the industry of safety is the toxicity of behaviourism. Behaviourism is that 1940s ideology that constructed the human being as machine, as the sum of inputs and outputs. Nothing could be further from reality. Behaviourism … [Read more...] about The Curse of Behaviourism
I had to chuckle when I was sent this piece. One should normally expect leadership and professionalism from a peak body but in this case there is all the evidence of the opposite neuroscience-behind-how-workers-make-conscious-safety-choices. The key to leadership is discernment and wisdom and … [Read more...] about Turning Neuroscience into Behaviourism