20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Risk Decision Making

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Risk Decision Making Republished by request Thanks to Rob Long for sharing this – originally published here on Business Insider. Ever wondered why your decisions, risk assessments and incident investigations are not as objective as you may think? Rob Long defines cognitive bias (Here) as “a pattern of deviation in …

Bias – You Wonder Why Traditional Safety Can Never Work

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 …

We Are Such Experts….

We Are Such Experts…. I’ve just arrived home from an annual trip taken with three of my best mates who I’ve known since school. Each year, we attend a day of test cricket, something that we all enjoy and look forward to. Not only is it good to spend time with friends, it’s great to …

Investigating Our Batting Collapse

Investigating Our Batting Collapse I’m a cricket fan. I have been all my life and it’s one of the highlights of the year for me when my best mates and I head to a day or two watching the cricket, it’s an annual pilgrimage. You might not be surprised then to learn that as a …

Test Your Reaction Times

Test Your Reaction Times Not sure whether to thank Sheri Suckling for sending me this or not? It has occupied far too much of my time today. Sheri suggests that perhaps something like this could be developed to be used for testing cognitive functioning and fitness for work……? It is the closest thing I’ll ever …