Boring Harms Risk Management’s Effectiveness

Risk management doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, the more fun we make it, the more effective it can be.

I’m sure you have flown on a plan before and have heard the same boring safety demonstration at the beginning of the flight. Most people “tune out” and don’t really listen. Here is another example of how Southwest Airlines allows their flight attendants to have fun with the safety announcement. I have seen many examples like this, which tells me Southwest Airlines is consistent in doing it the right way.

Not only is it fun, but it is much more effective. People actually pay attention, which is really the bigger picture reason for “why” the airlines are required to give safety demonstrations before each flight. When we are boring, we risk having people “tune out” and harm the risk management process, designed to help managers make risk informed decisions.

It’s time to break out of the boring “reaction management” cycle so many organizations practice and start rocking risk management. People ignore boring, but they can’t ignore “Rock Stars.”

Start becoming a Rock Star in your life and career by thinking differently about risk management and help managers make risk informed decisions that directly link to helping them achieve their objectives.

If you don’t start making changes, you will continue to be “tuned out” by the executives and managers in your organization.

 

You can watch the safety demonstration video below, and see a post by InspireMore with some additional details about this special flight attendant.

 

Zoned-Out Passengers Expect Safety Presentation — Flight Attendant Has Other Plans.

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