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Articles by Dr. John Kello
What if a company is characteristically cautious and slow to make a decision, and does not reward innovative risk-taking, while the market is moving fast and increasingly rewarding agility? What if the choice is to change or die?
When we perceive an event as a challenge or potential threat, a physical and psychological response is triggered by the autonomic nervous system. Whether the stressor is external (an oncoming car swerves into our lane) or internal (an anxiety-arousing thought), its onset abrupt (a sudden emergency) or gradual (a long-term unresolved problem), this automatic reaction is essentially the same.
Psychology is going positive â€” something to consider in your efforts to motivate workers to think and act safely. You see, for much of its history, psychology has focused much attention on the negative. Hmmmâ€¦ might we say the same about safety programs? But I digress.