Risk Makes Sense

Finally a Book About Risk That Makes Sense For some time now we have been privileged to have Dr Robert Long writing some very interesting and provocative articles about creative and effective ways to manage risk in the workplace. They have proven very popular - See them all here You know all about Legislation, Codes …

WHY ARE SOME RISKS MORE ATTRACTIVE

WHY ARE SOME RISKS MORE ATTRACTIVE Image Source: http://nedmartin.org/v3/amused/men-and-women WHAT MAKES SOME RISKS MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN OTHERS? The following factors influence perceived risk: Voluntary risks are accepted more readily than imposed risks Risks under individual control are accepted more readily than those under government control. Risks that seem fair are more acceptable than unfair. Risk …

Safety Surveys, Bias and Predictability

Safety Surveys, Bias and Predictability Rob’s new Book: “Following-Leading in Risk” is a MUST READ if you think you already know about Leadership. CHECK IT OUT This week Safe Work Australia released a report on Attitudes Towards Risk Taking and Rule Breaking in Australian Workplaces . The report summarizes findings from the Perceptions of Work …

If There was a Risk Gene, Would you Engineer it Out?

Another really enjoyable and thought provoking article by Dr Robert Long. There is no learning without risk, risk is not the enemy. Just think of all the inventions and pleasures of life we enjoy had not our pioneers taken risks. If There was a Risk Gene, Would you Engineer it Out? Ever since 1996 when …

Zero Incident Goals Motivate Risk-Taking

Zero Incident Goals Motivate Risk-Taking, Not Excellence Just came across the interesting article by Shawn M. Galloway. Shaun makes a good point when he says that in organisations that promote zero harm as being safety excellence then anything an employee does and isn’t harmed is probably automatically assumed to be excellence??? – a very tenuous …