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 … [Read more...] about New Year Safety Trade-Offs and By-Products
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 … [Read more...] about Models From Social Sensemaking
Could understanding Grey, be the ‘silver bullet’? Since I started writing on Safetyrisk.net in November 2013, I’ve received lots of great feedback thoughts, questions and even criticisms about my posts which I appreciate. A key theme of the feedback that I receive is that some of the concepts … [Read more...] about Could Understanding Grey Be The Silver Bullet
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 - do we just keep … [Read more...] about Let’s Get The Dirt On Root Cause Analysis
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 … [Read more...] about Acknowledge Trade-offs to Make Better Inquiries
Was New York Shut Down by Safety Spuds? How’s the discourse, by-products and trade-offs! On 26th January 2015, The US National Weather Service (NWS) predicted that a "potentially historic blizzard", possibly “the worst ever”, would strike the north eastern states. New York reacted by … [Read more...] about Was New York Shut Down by Safety Spuds?