Just because someone says something is leadership doesn’t make it so. Similarly, it’s easy to label something as professional when it isn’t. Leading is either ethical or it isn’t leadership, you cannot have half-ethical leadership or a half ethical professional. Indeed, leadership without followership (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/following-leading-risk/ ) is simply one-way … Learn more >>>>>
We know that the things in life that we cannot count, count the most. We also know that the things we measure that don’t count are attributed with value when there is none. Numerics are not neutral but are attributed with meaning determined by one’s worldview.
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Listening, Learning, Helping and Caring about Risk
I was with a group of managers yesterday and as I often do asked them to list the words they associate with safety. We brainstorm in teams for a bit and then once each team has 10 words … Learn more >>>>>
One of the lessons Safety continually doesn’t learn is that numerics, metrics and statistics desensitize people to caring. This is known as psychic numbing and has been well researched by Slovic and others (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283318445_The_More_Who_Die_the_Less_We_Care_Psychic_Numbing_and_Genocide).
At the moment our TVs and media are filled … Learn more >>>>>
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 dear. … Learn more >>>>>