Models From Social Sensemaking

Models From Social Sensemaking First published here In this piece I introduce you to two of the semiotic models developed in my first book Social Sensemaking. Firstly, The Decision Tree and then The Trade-offs Model. The Decision Tree Why is it challenging to accept that many of our ideas and thoughts originate in our unconscious? …

New Year Safety Trade-Offs and By-Products

New Year Safety Trade-Offs and By-Products Hassan Vally introduces us to the concept of ‘microlives’ (http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e8223) which attempts to measure the life value of directions taken in life. For example: every hour of TV on the couch adds up to 15 minutes off your life whereas a daily serve of vegetables adds a couple of …

Real Safety Pro’s (and Cons)

Real Safety Pro’s (and Cons) – Safety Strikes Again! Following on from two recent and surprisingly popular articles – You’ve Just Got To Love Safety and Porn Safety (safe for work), I was sent a story this morning from the www.telegraph.co.uk (I promised not to blame them if I wrote a blog about it!): Working …

Let’s Get The Dirt On Root Cause Analysis

Let’s Get The Dirt On Root Cause Analysis It has been said that our seduction with the notion of root cause analysis has done more damage to safety and risk that anything else - there is likely never going to be a definitive root cause for anything - and how far back do we go …

Acknowledge Trade-offs to Make Better Inquiries

Acknowledge Trade-offs to Make Better Inquiries I’ve just arrived home from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) 2016 Conference, where I had the privilege of both listening to and then reflecting on some great presentations. I also presented a short paper myself. If you’re interested in reading my paper, you can access it here. …