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
Suffering - Sometimes There Is No Reason In general when a puzzle sits in front of safety, it must solve it and in safety all problem solving is deemed good. There is little talk of faith, sustaining contradiction, suffering, uncertainty, paradox, wisdom, discerning or doubt when one must find a … [Read more...] about Suffering – Sometimes There Is No Reason
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
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
The first lie started when my flight was changed due to ‘traffic control concerns’, hmmm, my travel partner (Matt) was on the same flight??? We were going to meet in Sydney and travel together to Vienna. Strange, his flight was not changed? So, I contacted Qantas and asked why his flight (the … [Read more...] about Best Fraud in Safety Wins, ‘This is the Way’
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
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?
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
********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?