The Perils Of Planning

Originally posted on December 20, 2014 @ 8:27 AM

Conversations on the Couch – The Perils of Planning

imageLatest Video by Gab Carlton and Rob Sams. See the whole series HERE

In risk and safety, and in life, we do a lot of planning.

This can include things safety management plans, daily work plans and in life we are planning all the time – what to do today, our next holiday or our next catch up with mates.

Planning can be good, it provides us with a sense of certainty, something which people have a deep desire for.

But what does planning do to us from a psychological perspective? If we feel as though we have certainty, does this mean we will be less able to adapt to the unexpected when it occurs? Does this mean that we will become over-confident?

As Karl Weick says, “How do we know what we will do until we see what we’ve done?”

As with most things in life, there are pro’s and con’s, planning has these too. In this series of Conversations on the Couch, Gab & Rob talk through the ‘Perils of Planning’.

We hope you enjoy the video and as usual, we’d love to hear your feedback, ideas and experiences. 

Cheers, Gab & Rob

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