Risk Culture and Cultural Risk

Risk Culture and Cultural Risk When the risk and safety industry defines culture it doesn’t consider critical aspects of culture. The most common definition is that culture is ‘what we do around here’ which fits in nicely with the behaviourist-cognitivist worldview that dominates the sector. So people in the risk industry role up to training …

The Plan – Corporate Reality Check

The Corporate Plan and How $#it Happens Republished from a long time ago by request Everyone says that cultural change must start at the top. Does it?. Just found this classic old poem in the archives.  Explains, better than I could, why corporate initiatives (like safety or cultural improvements) are not always best led from …

Safety culture – it doesn’t exist

I just came across this article on the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) website (which surprised me given the traditional safety stuff you normally read there!) and I thought it was well worth sharing as it provides a more realistic view on safety culture than perhaps you have read before! Favourite quote: So the …

A Formula for Safety Culture Failure and Success

Having many times, recently, been asked to define culture and risk, I figured all I need to do is to refer people to this cracker from the archives: A Formula for Safety Culture Failure and Success I find it fascinating to read many uses of the word ‘culture’ and ‘risk’ that have no complementary reference …