Focus Sessions – local ingenuity

Local ingenuity. Once again "About what???" I can hear some of you ask - it was also a new term for us at the Foundation. Local ingenuity is all about finding workarounds that operational staff are using to fix a problem of conflicting goals (e.g. on time performance vs. safety). A workaround is a (temporary) fix that requires a genuine solution. How do we create an atmosphere in which we can learn about those bypasses of procedures? Learn, so that we can make our industry safer?
Our panel takes you on a journey into local ingenuity: aviation psychologist and human factors researcher Leonie Boskeljon-Horst, safety management professor and researcher Dr Robert Jan de Boer and the voice of Africa - Chamsou Andjorin.
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Resources related to this episode:

  1. Click here to download Africa's SafetyFocus magazine
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  3. Safety Leadership: A Different, Doable and Directed Approach to Operational Improvements by Robert J. de Boer, ISBN 978-0367698089
Books tips from this episode:
Robert Jan's tip: The field guide to understanding human error by Sidney Dekker, ISBN 978-1472439055 - click here for a video introduction to the book
Chamsou Andjorin's tip: Dancing at the Dead Sea by Alanna Mitchell, ISBN 978-1903919637
Leonie's tip: The Safety Anarchist by Sidney Dekker, ISBN 978-1138300460