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The Map is not the Territory

I had planned the route the night before using the Ordnance Survey website and 1:50k maps. I knew roughly where I was going - through the forests west of Lochgilphead, on the West coast of Scotland. The problem with mountain biking through forests is that it is difficult, almost impossible in fact, to navigate while riding, without regular stops.

Date: 09/09/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

CRJ Series 5 - Introducing the WITH model

Welcome to the fifth blog in our Human Performance series for Crisis Response Journal and thank you for the feedback to the 4th blog in this series (if you have missed my previous blogs, you can catch up here: https://www.crisis-response.com/comment/blog.php). In this blog I am going to introduce you to the "WITH" Model (sometimes referred to as "TWIN").

Date: 03/09/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

If it smells like bullshit it probably is

I have been reading with interest the spate of recent posts, articles and comments on behaviour based safety vs safety differently, Safety 1 and 2, Dekker vs Heinrich, etc.. Which one is correct? Which one is best? Is there actually any difference between the two? Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? New view vs old view? Bad apples vs crazy bananas? etc. etc.

Date: 03/09/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

Plastic Oceans

From the very first day my parents set up their business, Paradigm Human Performance, they were determined that they wanted to somehow make a global contribution.

Date: 17/08/2018 | Author: Ben Mccullough

CRJ Series 4 - Understanding the Performance Modes

Previous blogs mentioned a study by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), which discovered that humans, on average, make five errors every hour. Just take a second to picture what that might look like in your organisation - every person making an average of five errors every hour...

Date: 14/07/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

CRJ Series 3 - The Principles of Human Performance

As promised in this article we will be discovering the Principles of Human Performance.

Date: 18/06/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

Investigation Series 1 - Managing a serious incident

Unfortunately, it is often the case that the first time a new client reaches out to us is following a serious event; in a state of organisational shock, temporary leadership paralysis and a feeling of failure mixed with sadness and sometimes utter despair because nobody could ever have imagined that X could have happened.

Date: 14/06/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

CRJ Series 2 - Organisational Drift

Welcome to the second blog in our Human Performance series, and thank you for the feedback to the first blog in this series (if you missed the blog, you can read it here).

Date: 14/06/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

CRJ Series 1 - An Introduction to Human Performance

Welcome to my first 'Blog' for this fantastic publication, Crisis Response Journal; I am so proud to have been asked by Emily and Kirsty to contribute!

Date: 14/06/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

Investigation Series 2 - Gathering and Analysing the Evidence

In my last article, I asked you how prepared are your workforce to manage a serious incident? I hope you found the article of interest and were able to take some helpful hints and tips from it!

Date: 14/06/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

I recently had a conversation with a safety professional who was looking for some advice.

Unfortunately, it is often the case that the first time a new client reaches out to us is following a serious event; in a state of organisational shock, temporary leadership paralysis and a feeling of failure mixed with sadness and sometimes utter despair because nobody could ever have imagined that X could have happened.

Date: 14/06/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

HOP - Return on Investment

As you might expect, one of the first questions we are asked by a new client is "What will the Return On Investment (ROI) be for my Human and Organisational Performance Improvement Programme?"

Date: 21/01/2018 | Author: Teresa Swinton

Human Performance is in our DNA

People are an organisation's greatest asset but even the best people are fallible and can make mistakes which have the potential to result in catastrophic consequences.

Date: 08/12/2017 | Author: Teresa Mullen