After a day in and half of semiotic overload and cultural saturation of Vienna we started our first day of Social Psychology of Risk; Culture with Mondi. https://www.mondigroup.com/en/home/ Mondi has been implementing the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) in a measured pace. This trip marks … [Read more...] about Day 4 SPoR in Europe
Measurement Anxiety in Safety When we say that something has affected us ‘beyond measure’ we express one of the truisms of life. Many times in life we not only experience things ‘without measure’ but we are also ‘lost for words’. It is often in moments of ecstasy, suffering, awesomeness and … [Read more...] about Measurement Anxiety in Safety
The Banned Objects Index – A New Development in Safety Culture See also: Measuring Does Things To People Have you heard of the ‘Banned Objects Index’ (BOI)? It is the latest ‘measure’ that you can use to compare your organisations safety culture against another. The ‘BOI’ is easy to calculate, … [Read more...] about The Banned Objects Index – A New Development in Safety Culture
Amidst the constant uncertainty of life, there are no answers found in measurables. There is no assurance to uncertainty in Qanta (https://safetydifferently.com/todd-conklin-quanta-risk-and-safety-conference-2019/ )! Technique, mechanics, behaviourism and data offer nothing for persons when faced … [Read more...] about Solace In Times of Uncertainty
I gave up the world of ‘publish or perish’, peer reviewed journals and university club validation when I witnessed a dozen academics create their own journal, club and association and publish hundreds of papers together. Then all used the volume of publications for advancement and a pathway to … [Read more...] about By What Measure? Safety?
The Measurement Mindset in Safety??? Most human living is NOT measurable. Most of the things that are important to fallible persons, are not only NOT measurable, they shouldn’t be. Any effort to measure qualitative values demonstrates a psychosis with measurement itself, and this demonstrates one … [Read more...] about The Measurement Mindset in Safety???
Not Much Like Safety… A visit to The Wayside Chapel in Sydney's Kings Cross is a treat. This is a place where people don't seem too proud to say that, for one reason or another and at a point of time in their life, they may have been, or perhaps still are, 'by the wayside'. There is so much about … [Read more...] about Not Much Like Safety…
I read a recent article by Alan Quilley (http://www.safetyresults.ca/) on measuring safety by injury rate and was fascinated by the logic. I enjoyed the video on regression to the mean (Prevention of Incidents VS Creating Safety) and the discussion on injury goals. But I thought Alan, you have all … [Read more...] about Measurement in Safety, You’ve Got it All Wrong
The Toxic Language of ‘Performance’ and Risk image source The language of ‘performance’ as measured outcomes is toxicity for the humanization of persons. We see this exemplified in the recent report on systemic abuse in UK gymnastics. The same is true for the culture of abuse in Australian … [Read more...] about The Toxic Language of ‘Performance’ and Risk
Goals and Vision in Safety Safety is the industry of lower order goals (see Figure 1. Goal States). Safety functions under the false slogan ‘you can’t manage what you can’t measure’. It chooses to ignore a much better aphorism and that is: ‘you can’t count what counts’. We have known for a long … [Read more...] about Goals and Vision in Safety