In Praise of In-Between Thinking in Risk and Safety As much as Kahneman’s book Thinking Fast and Slow is helpful, it also sustains the idea that the human mind operates in a binary paradigm. As much as Ariely’s book Logically Irrational helps people understand the nature of human decision making, … [Read more...] about In Praise of In-Between Thinking in Risk and Safety
Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (CD) describes a condition of stress, or a feeling of internal discomfort caused by conflicting ideas, values, beliefs or practices. Essentially, this is a situation where two or more opposing thoughts are causing psychological discomfort. Humans have an inner drive to … [Read more...] about Impacts of Cognitive Dissonance in the Workplace
Risk, Safety and the Armstrong Factor by Dr Robert Long - see all of his recent articles HERE We witnessed this week the ‘fall from grace’ of Lance Armstrong. We have recently witnessed the ‘fall from grace’ of Tiger Woods, Shane Warne and numerous politicians. What is it about the … [Read more...] about Risk Safety and the Armstrong Factor
You Don’t Really Want to Learn in Risk, Do You? I get contacted all the time by organizations who state they want to learn, particularly about a different way to tackle risk that works. Then when we first make contact it eventuates that they don’t really want to learn and certainly are not ‘ready’ … [Read more...] about You Don’t Really Want to Learn in Risk, Do You?
Cognitive Dissonance and Safety Beliefs Whenever we run the Introduction to the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) Module (https://cllr.com.au/product/an-introduction-to-the-social-psychology-of-risk-unit-1-free-online-module/ ) we always struggle at the start with the suspension of belief, … [Read more...] about Cognitive Dissonance and Safety Beliefs
New Video Explains Cognitive Dissonance and Safety Rob has been requested a number of times to explain cognitive dissonance and so has made a brief video for this purpose: https://vimeo.com/202589604 You can also read a blog about cognitive dissonance here: … [Read more...] about New Video Explains Cognitive Dissonance and Safety
Humanising Workplace Health and Safety Management Well who would have thought……….Safe Work Australia invited Dr Rob Long to take part in this ‘radical’ safety seminar – I am sure it would have created a good deal of cognitive dissonance for some of their regular listeners!! Summary of the seminar, … [Read more...] about Humanising Workplace Health and Safety Management
********If you are interested in knowing more about the Social Psychology of Risk then a one-off workshop is available this week in Sydney: http://cllr.com.au/product/an-introduction-to-the-social-psychology-of-risk-unit-1/****** Risk and Safety Starts with Being? The key to sensemaking is not the … [Read more...] about Risk and Safety Starts with Being?
Inspirational Safety Ideas A recent plea, from a frustrated Safety Professional on a Facebook forum, sparked a very interesting discussion. I have certainly seen many similar comments on this blog over the years and I am sure most of us have felt this way many times in our careers. Many search … [Read more...] about Inspirational Safety Ideas
Could Zero Harm be Unlawful Although 2 days ago I committed to the goal of zero zero harm articles I could not let this can of worms sit unopened on the shelf! If this doesn't create a little cognitive dissonance in the zero proponents then nothing will! This feast for thought was just published … [Read more...] about Could Zero Harm be Unlawful?