How does collective mindfulness apply to workers compensation? How do our expectations get us into trouble? Oh, and what is the meaning of life? I’m not so sure which I enjoy most anymore, being right or being wrong? My family, who are accustomed to my insatiable appetite for being right are (I … [Read more...] about How does collective mindfulness apply to workers compensation?
Ed: Ok, you’ve been asking for it – a practical workplace application of Safety and Risk Psychology Managing the Unexpected Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe published Managing the Unexpected in 2001 and brought many of the principles of the social psychology of organizing into the risk and safety … [Read more...] about Managing the Unexpected
Learning Wisdom from the Collective Unconscious It was C.G Jung who named the ideas, language, aesthetics, art, dance, myth, symbols, values, artefacts and song shared between cultures as the ‘collective unconscious’. It is in these that we find the true meaning of culture. In 2018 I was asked to … [Read more...] about Learning Wisdom from the Collective Unconscious
The Paradox of “Lifesaving Rules” Guest Post by Danny Fay As part of my assignment in Unit 5 of the Diploma in Social Psychology of Risk, I am evaluating the paradox of “Lifesaving Rules” against the five principles of collective mindfulness as developed by Professor Karl Weick. Collective … [Read more...] about The Paradox of “Lifesaving Rules”
Is Safety “a few tools short of a toolbox”? Guest post by one of the USA based students in The Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk (CLLR) online program https://cllr.com.au/online-courses-overseas-students/ Collective mindfulness is an acceptance of equivocality; understanding that all … [Read more...] about Is Safety “a few tools short of a toolbox”?
I’m really pleased to have permission to publish this short piece by Narelle Stoll, submitted as part of her studies at the Centre of Leadership Learning in Risk (see the CLLR training calendar for 2018 here). I hope you will have a good read and provide here with some questions, support and … [Read more...] about Achieving Due Diligence through Collective Mindfulness
Strategic Business Plans, hierarchically driven – who are the real experts? by Dennis Millard When companies develop safety plans for work scopes, they tend to utilise who they consider to be the experts for the task. Even today we notice key managers, leaders and safety personnel are the … [Read more...] about Strategic Business Plans, hierarchically driven
Expecting the Unexpected Thanks to Craig Marriot, one of our NZ readers, for sending this article in. No its not a spud head safety inspection but a local community event gone wrong. Several hot air balloons came down in the nearby chemical plant! Now most organisations would not have considered … [Read more...] about Expecting the Unexpected