Can you do Learning Teams without doing the New View?

2021-04-15T10:29:31+10:00Tags: , , , , , |

Can you do Learning Teams without doing the New View? Published by Andy Shone | 14 April 2021 In recent times, we've been asked if it’s possible to do Learning Teams without necessarily doing the ‘new view’, Safety II, or HOP? It is true that, by and large, Learning Teams have been associated (thus far) with organisations that are doing, or attempting to incorporate, the new view into their organisation. Does that however mean you have to be doing the new view or Safety II, to successfully implement Learning Teams? Sadly, I have no empirical [...]

Southpac delivers ‘paradigm-changing’ virtual HOP training for ABB

2021-04-13T14:15:23+10:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Our HOP team recently delivered Human & Organisational Performance training to a cross-section of business leaders across the Asia-Pacific region of global technology leaders, ABB. This month, Southpac International facilitated virtual HOP training with close to 20 safety professionals from tech giant ABB, initiating the first step in a local area HOP Pilot for the global group. Operating in over 100 countries, ABB is a leading technology provider, transforming society and industry through the fields of electrification, process automation, motion and robotics. ABB sought out Southpac International in late 2020 following a seed of interest in [...]

Make 2021 the year for HOP

2021-03-03T13:35:52+10:00Tags: , , , , |

Thinking of starting HOP in 2021? Learn the foundations and how to apply the principles within your organisation by attending one of Southpac's upcoming courses. Southpac International will be delivering 1-Day and 3-Day HOP courses in Perth in March and Brisbane in April to benefit those in relevant industries looking to advance their knowledge of HOP and begin implementing the principles in their organisation in 2021. Human and Organisational Performance – or HOP – is a contemporary perspective on how we can improve work. It focuses on understanding the context and conditions of work, recognising the complex interactions between [...]

Moving towards the HOP approach

2021-02-08T10:50:29+10:00Tags: , , , |

Moving towards the HOP approach How well do most organisations in Australia generally fare when it comes to optimal human and organisational performance? Understanding how Australian, or indeed international corporations fare with regards to Human and Organisational Performance (HOP), requires us to reflect upon both what we measure, and what optimal performance looks like. The term Human and Organizational Performance describes the interactions and inter-dependencies of humans and organizations in the execution of work. Used within a professional practice context, it has come to be paradigmatic of a broad range of relativist and phenomenological thinking within [...]

SAFETY II | HOP and the Guiding Principles

2021-02-08T10:50:44+10:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

SAFETY II | HOP and the Guiding Principles We were very impressed when the team at Queensland Urban Utilities shared their infographic on how they work on implementing HOP.  The poster introduces the concepts to their teams and other stakeholders.  So far, they have been using it or investigation and conducting a large scale SME groups.  Future group work includes assurance and beyond! With thanks to Queensland Energy and especially Daniel Kopacz, the Principal Investigation and Assurance Specialist for sharing this amazing document for us all to use and benefit from. Do you have a way [...]

A Convenient Story by Andrea Baker

2021-02-08T10:51:14+10:00Tags: , , , , , , |

A Convenient Story by Andrea Baker“Well, that’s a convenient story,” the company CEO bleared at me through his watery spectacled eyes.   This man was tired.  Not “I didn’t sleep enough last night” tired; he was“I haven’t slept well in 20 years” tired.  Those eyes had seen too many cross faces in the board room, too many hours of a flickering computer screen, too many blurry digital displays reading 3AM, and now they were pointedly fixed on me.“You’re trying to prove to us that this human and…human and ope…what is it called?”  he glanced down at his notes [...]

Safety II – a facinating development in safety management and solution focus. An article by Mark McKergow

2021-02-08T10:51:23+10:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Safety II – Mark McKergowI was recently contacted by Andy Shone of Southpac, who provide training to the airline and other safety-critical industries from their base on Australia’s Gold Coast.  Andy was initially interested to discuss our work on host leadership, but in a context I hadn’t previously known – ‘Safety II’.  Some of you will know that my pre-consulting background was in the nuclear power business here in the UK, and even after moving on from there I devised and ran safety leadership courses for senior managers in the industry in the 1990s and early 2000s.  What’s [...]

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