Poor risk communication leads to foreseeable outcomes

It was Monty Python who introduced me as a child to the black humour of the “bleeding obvious”.

It is the government of South Australia which is playing out a Covid example.

One of those principles is the “three point sermon” – Certainly not more than 9!
There are well known principles around communicating risk

So thirty scenarios is confusion – not clarity.

Worse – it generates civil disobedience.

The kicker is that everywhere else this had been tried – people just pretend to register. Sorry, my phone must have malfunctioned.

Author: John Salter Consulting Services

John Salter - owner of John Salter Consulting Services - specialising in the facilitation of risk-based capability reviews; needs-based training; business continuity planning; crisis management exercises; and organisational debriefing. Recognised for “preventing disasters, or where that is not possible, reducing the potential for harm” Ref: Barrister H Selby, Inquest Handbook, 1998. Distracted by golf, camping, fishing, reading, red wine, movies and theatre.

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