All entries for Tuesday 07 June 2016
June 07, 2016
There exist three different kinds of errors in situation awareness: (1) Gather information errors which is the most common, interpretation errors and anticipation errors.
Gather information arrors are those that happen when trying to obtain information as it might not be available, not observed, difficut to detect or a memory error. Interpret Errors are those obtained when using an incorrect mental model. Last but not least, anticipate errors are those that like its name are anticipation errors.
Its important to categorize the errors as it can help to understand the issue. Not to blame the person who commited it and punish him/her but to learn about it and avoid repeating it. This can be of high importance for a learning organisation in order to keep learning and never stop innovation by repeating the same actions and errors.
Furthermore, this can help us to avoid what manking has been categorized for:
As they say, the only animal that repeats errors are the humans