Understanding Systems and Ecologies in Risk It was Karl Weick (1979) who defined organizing as: ‘consensually validated grammar for reducing equivocality by means of sensible interlocking … [Read more...] about Understanding Systems and Ecologies in Risk
Making Sense of Safety Management Systems Guest Post by George Stavrou - SH&E Manager. This was an assignment submitted as part of his studies at The Centre For Leadership, Learning and Risk My … [Read more...] about Making Sense of Safety Management Systems
Special Guest post by Mindful Millie Last week I read a statistic (it was on the internet so it must be true) that Google searches about domestic violence had increased by 75 per cent since the first … [Read more...] about Let thy factsheet be thy shield
Organising to Manage Uncertainty in an Unpredictable WorldInaugural post by Rob Edmondstone (I am sure he would appreciate your feedback and encouragement)Most people would agree that life is … [Read more...] about Organising to Manage Uncertainty in an Unpredictable World
Reflection Makes Sense Organisations, despite their apparent preoccupation with facts, numbers, objectivity, concreteness, and accountability, are in fact saturated with subjectivity, abstraction, … [Read more...] about Reflection Makes Sense
‘Care-ology’ in the work place! In the wake of yet more attacks in Paris, Lebanon, Belgium I cannot but feel the fatigue and tension as the world waits. Yet in amongst it all we see (in the news) … [Read more...] about ‘Care-ology’ in the work place!
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 … [Read more...] about Acknowledge Trade-offs to Make Better Inquiries
Some time ago we asked the question “What Is Safety”. We didn't find a real definition - probably because there isn't one. We had more success in answering the question: “What Isn’t Safety” (“If … [Read more...] about Can Safety Be Defined as “Reliability”?