I have had numerous people contact me in the last few weeks about issues of resilience, pastoral care, helping, mental health and wisdom for the workforce and more broadly for families and community. One person contacted me and stated: ‘we need the heart of wisdom at this time’. Hmmm, ‘the heart of … [Read more...] about The Heart of Wisdom at Covid Time
Australian Story on 13 April 2020 entitled Fighting Fire With Fire (https://www.abc.net.au/austory/fighting-fire-with-fire/12134242) raised the idea that Indigenous Traditional knowledge about fire ought to be valued. The story surfaced this possibility in the midst of enquiry into the terrible … [Read more...] about The Value of Transdisciplinary Inquiry in a Crisis
One of the challenges of a closed knowledge culture is that such will not help us meet the needs of the future. Whether one understands intractable complexity as a ‘wicked problem’ or just complexity there is no doubt that the days of silos and closed disciplines are over. What we observe in the … [Read more...] about Bridging the Disciplines for Better Outcomes
‘We do not think of the ordinary person as preoccupied with such difficult and profound questions as: ‘What is truth?’, ‘What is authority?’, ‘To whom do I listen?’, ‘What counts for me as evidence?’, ‘How do I know what I know?’, ‘Why do the good suffer?’, How does any of this make sense?’... Yet … [Read more...] about Transdisciplinarity and Worldviews in Risk
‘A social and community psychology of resilience is needed if we are to understand why many of us are not always able to preserve well-being and sustain our progress toward the goals we have set ourselves and for those about whom we care’ Reich, J., Zautra, A and Hall, J. S., (2010) Handbook … [Read more...] about Why Resilience Cannot be Engineered
Acknowledgement- This article draws heavily on the concepts of Dr Rob Long, and particularly his work on safety needing to take a transdisciplinary approach. A great article on this can be viewed here. I don't think it's a stretch to suggest that within our industry there are a few … [Read more...] about I’m Concerned That We Can’t See The Safety Forest For The Safety Trees
One of the great anxieties about Safety is the lack of control. If there was a favourite word for the safety industry, this would be it - controls. This is what attracts Safety to the language of numerics and mechanistic worldviews. Even when it transfers to an interest to neuroscience, psychology … [Read more...] about And the Innovation is? More Controls…..
Can There Be Other Valid Worldviews Than Safety? This is the challenge worldviews is the challenge of the unknown unknowns. How can I know another worldview, when all I know is my own? Can there be a different view of the world other than the lens I use to see it? Could it be that another worldview … [Read more...] about Can There Be Other Valid Worldviews Than Safety?
The Keystone Science by Bernard Corden Since the early 1970s the holy trinity of democracy with its fundamental tenets of liberty, equality and fraternity has been progressively eroded and usurped by a new world order with a repressive focus on deregulation, diminution and privatisation. In more … [Read more...] about The Keystone Science