Art of Work is about setting up people and organisations
Through our consulting and training services,
we help our clients to learn from what goes right
and boost their capacity to achieve desired outcomes.
Safety Differently is about relying on people’s expertise, insights and the dignity of work as actually done to improve safety and efficiency. It is about reducing the bureaucratization and compliance of work. Safety science shows us that people create safety every day: they recognize, absorb and adapt to conditions outside of what a bureaucracy or system of compliance can know and predict. Their work-as-done is precisely the source of insight and innovative solutions that we need to tap into to understand how success is created, and it may well show us where the next accident might actually come from.
Sidney Dekker - Chief Scientist, Art of Work
The biggest threat to safety, productivity and efficiency is not the non-compliant worker. Instead the danger lies in the belief in uniformity, authority and external expertise. The challenge ahead is not one of winning hearts and minds, but one of enabling organisations to unleash their own potential to assess, adapt, improve, create and innovate.
Marc McLaren - Chief Enabler, Art of Work
People don't come to work to be safe. They come to work to work. Safety can only thrive when it is an active partner with the objectives and success of the organisation as a whole. Unless we embrace organisational goals in the holistic sense, then safety may contribute to the failure of the organisation, rather than its ability to thrive and regenerate.
Kelvin Genn - Director of Disruption, Art of Work
Safety is about understanding what it is to be human. Putting yourself in someone else's shoes. Seeing things from their perspective. It's about trying to understand how people may respond to what's going on around them. When you come at safety from this perspective you stop trying to get people to change and fit the way you think things should be done. Instead you challenge yourself to think differently. To come up with solutions that capitalise on human behaviour not work against it. That's when safety becomes exciting and creativity can really flow.
Zinta Satins - Chief Innovator