I don’t enjoy watching myself on screen. I don’t even enjoy hearing my own voice. I know I’m not alone – I think it’s fair to say tat the majority of people I’ve mentioned this to respond with an empathetic ‘Yeah, me too’.
But what a rich way to receive feedback!
Here’s the Re:Develop 2018 version of my ‘Team in Ten Minutes’ talk, then, where I discuss how organisations typically put teams together in response to crisis events. How long should my list of feedback items be, do you reckon…
Steve Williams – A Team in Ten Minutes at re:develop 2018 from Base on Vimeo.
Core message :: Even if you’re working in an inherently complex environment, checklists and templates can help.
In the UK, Police motorcyclists, amongst the most highly trained and experienced road users, are taught to survive in the complex environment of busy roads, high speeds and often unpredictable behaviour by applying a defined process whenever a hazard is being approached. A checklist if you like. You can read about it in ‘The Blue Book’ and ‘The System’ it describes is so widely used by trained motorcyclists that I guarantee you that either of those phrases will be immediately recognised in their company.Read More »
Have you ever experienced ‘walk-out syndrome‘?
Walk-out Syndrome (it’s my name, so I’m not surprised you haven’t heard of it) is a real thing and it can be deadly. Read More »
…from the East
Icy walking and the collapse into chaos
The Beast from the East (with a side order of Storm Emma) turned my home town into a friction-free zone on Friday. Rain on top of snow, freezing on contact, left roads, pavements and driveways covered in smooth, clear ice thick enough to skate on. Read More »
“OK, can you give me a SitRep?”, said the lifeboat inspector to me, years ago out one evening on the Inshore Lifeboat (ILB).Read More »
Why is ‘nothing ever simple’? I find myself saying it often, frequently to my children, but I don’t believe it. Some stuff is definitely simple – we’ve done it before, we know how it works, we can do it again. Easy.Read More »