About the Author
Steven Shorrock is an interdisciplinary humanistic, systems and design practitioner interested in human work from multiple perspectives.
Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) & Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist (CErgHF)
Monthly Archives: October 2014
“If only it weren’t for the managers, the goddamned managers, always getting tangled up in the system. If it weren’t for them, the world would be a systems thinker’s paradise.” In a previous post, an article for an issue of HindSight magazine on … Continue reading
The comedian Bill Hicks died just over 20 years ago. He was not ‘just a comedian’. He was a social critic and stand-up philosopher. There were few others like him at the time, and few others have come near him since. … Continue reading
In Kurt Vonnegut’s dystopian novel ‘Player Piano’, automation has replaced most human labour. Anything that can be automated, is automated. Ordinary people have been robbed of their work, and with it purpose, meaning and satisfaction, leaving the managers, scientists and … Continue reading
Human error usually gets a bad press. But not on this day in September 1944. Sometimes, just sometimes, errors save lives…