This will most likely be the last visit of Dr Long to Europe. Those who wish to meet and learn with Dr Long (and Matt Thorne from Risk Diversity https://www.riskdiversity.com.au/ ) can start to make their plans for this series of Workshops to be held in June 2023. You can get detail and book your … [Read more...] about SPoR Comes to Vienna June 2023
The Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) is a Discipline and Worldview that takes its foundation in Socialitie, that all living and being is social. This is what Martin Buber called i-thou (https://www.maximusveritas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/iandthou.pdf). This includes relationships with persons … [Read more...] about What is SPoR?
One of the most frequent questions I get asked when introducing the concepts of Social Psychology of Risk is “what are the benefits?” This is hard for some organisations who want a tangible or a measurable, something for a shareholder to marvel at. Shifts in thinking, attitudes, beliefs and culture … [Read more...] about What Are the Benefits Of Social Psychology of Risk?
We have explained in other places (https://safetyrisk.net/social-psychology-of-risk-body-of-knowledge/) the nature of the Social Psychology of Risk Body of Knowledge (SPoRBoK) but thought it might be helpful to explain in a video discussion. In SPoR, knowledge is understood relationally, … [Read more...] about SPoR Body of Knowledge – A Video
Amongst many of the amusing projections and accusations levelled at SPoR is the fear of ‘big words’. Of course, this is in parallel with other accusations defined and attributed as ‘safety bashing’, negativity, no tools, non- practical help and unconstructive criticism. Of course, critical … [Read more...] about OMG – Big Words and Safety
Lovely to hear the positive story about how SPoR provides constructive and positive approaches to tackling risk. This is the story of a scaffolder Travis Stephens from Perth, Australia, talking about what SPoR does in practice, for those who want to listen and learn. The podcast is here, … [Read more...] about A Scaffolder’s Journey in SPoR – A Podcast
Ontology simply means philosophy of being. What philosophy drives your method in safety? This should be a critical question for the safety industry. Unfortunately, in this industry, the moment one mentions a word over 5 letters it is classified as ‘academic’ and somehow irrelevant to the … [Read more...] about SPoR Ontology and Methods – A Video
SPoR have been conducting diagnostic work for more than 20 years and has comprehensive data regarding culture and risk in organisations. The methodology for this diagnostic work is founded in the unique methodology of SPoR … [Read more...] about SPoR Survey Diagnostics
Every time this cherry gets thrown at SPoR, it’s never about learning or enquiry. It’s a faux question to disguise endorsement of traditional safety. There’s never a follow up, never a contact email. Just faux rage at SPoR because it dares to criticise the dehumanisation of … [Read more...] about What’s the Alternative to Traditional Safety? SPoR.
Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) has always been about constructive, positive and doable methods that change the way organisations and people tackle risk. For over 20 years organisations in Australia and across the globe, have discovered how safety can be humanised by unlearning traditional … [Read more...] about Implementing SPoR in the Workplace, A Video