Saturday Mar 30, 2024

PAPod 491 - Empirical Vs Emotional Decision Making with Drew Rae

In this enlightening podcast episode, Todd delves into resonant discussions on safety practices with guest expert, Drew Rae, professor at Griffith University and authority in safety science. Discover riveting debates on the essence and future of safety science, inconsistencies in research practices and the intriguing topic of safety culture.

Witness how the conversation deepens as they unmask the contentious topic of Empirical vs. Emotional Decision-making in safety. Delve into revealing anecdotes on how empirical evidence is often overlooked, organizations resist change and hold on to traditional practices despite concrete proof. Drew stresses on the enormous value of evidence-backed decisions, shedding light on an intriguing case of deep-rooted emotional decision-making.

The discourse then shifts onto the dynamic dimension of 'Safety Science'. Through intense discussion, they explore its multidisciplinarity, veneering of its indispensable role in credible research's foundation. They scrutinize the pitfalls stemming from the lack of expertise in peer-reviews and flaws in research designs in the field.

Drew gladly shares his focus on the role of digital transformation research and the amalgamation of safety with other aspects of organizational expansion and technology adoption. He also articulates the challenges faced by 'Safety Science' in registering itself in universities, highlighting the necessity of industry collaborations for the evolution and continuity of research.

This episode offers a deeper understanding of making effective safety decisions within an organizational framework and keeps you abreast of emerging research in Safety Science. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone intrigued by organizational behavior, safety decision-making, and 'Safety Science' as a unique domain.

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