What is Your Risk iCue?

What is Your Risk iCue?

imageWhen we think of the concept of intelligence we often think of a person’s IQ. The idea of an Intelligence Quotient is not reliable and only tests certain selected forms of literacy constrained by cultural biases. For example: the early settlers in Australia deemed that the Indigenous people were not intelligent based upon such misconceptions. Some continue to maintain the erroneous belief that a standardized test can measure intelligence. Similarly, some safety people try to maintain the nonsense measurement of safety by the presence of injury and the absence of events. See:



When we think about intelligence and ignorance about risk we mustn’t get seduced into the collection of hazard and risk registers. Counting hazards and risks doesn’t make one risk intelligent indeed, hazard and risk registers reduce perceptions of risk and dumb down risk intelligence.

When I think of risk intelligence I think about a person’s iCue. What are your indicators of risk? How do you walk, talk, observe and listen and understand what makes something risky? Then on that basis of understanding, what do you about it.

Not all risk is bad, lots of risk is good. Risk aversion is anti-learning and anti-human. You can’t learn about risk by risk avoidance and aversion. If you have no experience of risk, how can you become risk intelligent?

The key to having a good risk iCue is being skilled in identifying social psychological risk and being able to tackle that context with maturity (https://safetyrisk.net/who-said-we-dont-need-systems/).

Here is a new video to help understand about risk iCue?

What is Your Risk iCue? from Human Dymensions on Vimeo.

Dr Rob Long

Dr Rob Long

Expert in Social Psychology, Principal & Trainer at Human Dymensions
Dr Rob Long
PhD., MEd., MOH., BEd., BTh., Dip T., Dip Min., Cert IV TAA, MRMIA Rob is the founder of Human Dymensions and has extensive experience, qualifications and expertise across a range of sectors including government, education, corporate, industry and community sectors over 30 years. Rob has worked at all levels of the education and training sector including serving on various post graduate executive, post graduate supervision, post graduate course design and implementation programs.

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