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Proxies for Work-as-Done: 4. Work-as-Analysed

In this series of short posts, I outline some of proxies for work-as-done. This post concerns work-as-analysed. Continue reading

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Proxies for Work-as-Done: 3. Work-as-Disclosed

In this series of short posts, I outline some of proxies for work-as-done. This post concerns work-as-disclosed. Continue reading

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Proxies for Work-as-Done: 2. Work-as-Prescribed

In this series of short posts, I outline briefly some proxies for work-as-done. This post concerns work-as-prescribed. Continue reading

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Proxies for Work-as-Done: 1. Work-as-Imagined

In this seres of short posts, I outline briefly some proxies for Work-as-Done. Continue reading

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Three Spaces for Work-as-Disclosed

In a previous post on four ‘varieties of human work‘, I introduced the concept of ‘work-as-disclosed’. Work-as-disclosed is what we say or write about work, and how we talk or write about it, either casually or more formally. Work is … Continue reading

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Learning About Aviation Work in a Pandemic

Everyday work in aviation COVID-19 pandemic has been affected almost beyond recognition, and with it how we feel about work and the future. So what might we learn about work from the perspectives of two front-line professions: air traffic controllers and professional pilots? Continue reading

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Learning About Healthcare Work in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had one of the biggest effects on work-as-done in healthcare in living memory. So what might we learn about work from the perspectives of frontline workers? I asked a variety of practitioners to give a short … Continue reading

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How To Do Safety-II

Safety-II, its cousin Resilience Engineering (and offshoots such as resilient healthcare), as well as predecessor concepts and theories, have attracted great interest among organisations and their staff. People, especially front-line staff, understand the need to understand all outcomes – wanted … Continue reading

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Reflections from the edge

I have ‘worked on work’ for my whole professional career. For the majority of that time, I have worked primarily in aviation. Unlike many in the industry my primary interest is not in aviation, any more than it is in … Continue reading

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System Safety: Seven Friends of Explanation

In this short series, I highlight seven foes and seven friends of system safety, both for explanation and intervention. Each is a concept, meme, or device used in thinking, language, and intervention (reinforced by more fundamental foes that act as barriers … Continue reading

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