Late last year I Unsubscribed to dozens of “safety” newsletters (See Isn’t Safety Supposed to be a Positive Thing). Every time I opened these newsletters I was confronted by fines & punishments, legislative updates, death & injury, PPE and the latest snake oil – That’s not safety - I was … [Read more...] about Dolphyn’s First Newsletter for 2015
'Tis the season to be decorating the workplace with safety slogans so I thought I should republish this classic: Sayings, Slogans, Aphorisms and the Discourse of Simple One of the most annoying things about social media, especially Linkedin (as its intention is to be professional), is the constant … [Read more...] about Sayings, Slogans, Aphorisms and the Discourse of Simple
How Do You Know If You Are Leading in Risk and Safety? The current marketing at ANU has caught on to the trend in describing one’s self as a ‘thought leader’ (See Youtube Video). You can join a thought leaders group, buy a thought leaders app and even ‘engineer’ a thought leader. Some have caught … [Read more...] about How Do You Know If You Are Leading in Risk and Safety?
Some cultural and safety perspectives from South Africa South Africa is a country with a rich cultural diversity you would not find in many (if any) other countries. Our heritage not only includes the notorious racial diversity, but also a much less noticed cultural variety. We have descendants … [Read more...] about Some cultural and safety perspectives from South Africa
Gab & Rob Talking Risk Two of our cool authors Gab Carlton from Resilyence and Rob Sams from Dolphyn have put their heads together and started their own series of short video blogs to go along with their regular articles. Gab & Rob are part of the gang who are doing the post graduate … [Read more...] about Gab & Rob Talking Risk
Semiotics and Safety I read with interest a conference proposed for November 2014 entitled ‘Beyond Zero Harm, Human Factors Safety’. The subtitle of the conference is ‘Humanising impacts in safety operations to reengineer safety approach for enhanced productivity and business profitability’. Oh … [Read more...] about Semiotics and Safety
An informed culture learns by means of ongoing debate and constantly shifting discrepancies - Karl E. Weick (2007) Culture to go…… Delivering results now! Organisations interested in cultural change need to think about, and understand their existing culture, then work hard over time to move toward … [Read more...] about Culture To Go – Delivering Results Now!
Cultural Values and Translation by Trade Another little gem by Dr Robert Long – If you liked this article then you should read the whole series: CLICK HERE. I highly recommend you check out Rob’s new book “RISK MAKES SENSE” – click on image to read precise One of the most important things we … [Read more...] about Risk and Cultural Values