June 04, 2014

KBAM–Mon. Workshop Reflections

Mon. Workshop was about ''Situational Awareness'', situational awareness refers to how people's perception of environmental elements which will influence goals and objectives currently or in the future. Inadequate situational awareness is critical to industry which information flow is high and poor decision making will lead to significant consequences such as pilot of an airline.

Leadership and organiational culture context were provided to enhanced situational awareness, which I really doubted that the answer to the signiicant problem will be so easy and at the same time so vague. So I talked to Paul and mentioned about my concerns such as when I was working beore, no matter how careful I was, there is always mistakes and it seems there is always possibilities for accident or mistakes to happen, if we can't prevent, or can only use tools such as FMEA to minimize them, what's the meaning of this workshop? Then he suggested me to think an organization as a system, after the discussion I realized that I need to change my mindset while I go back to work, since having the title of manager, if I didn't see the organization as a system and only think about myself while mistakes happened, situation will never change cause that's not the leader's mindset. My thoughts are I need to understand individual differences, if the organizational culture which means most people's perception and behaviour doesn't fit in the operation system, how can we expect the system to will work? Moreover, if someone in the system can't fit in the culture, how am I going to influence them to reduce the mistakes and improve their performance, I think the answer go back to ''leadership'', a manager who has the ability to motivate, engage and influence others can be seen as a leader, that's the difference between managers and leaders, so I will try to walk the talk even if it's not an easy way.

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