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Keyword: sensemaking

Risk perception, aensemaking and resilient performance: The sounds of wildland firefighting in action

Publications Posted on: December 14, 2018
Managing wildland fire is an exercise in risk perception, sensemaking and resilient performance. Risk perception begins with individual size up of a wildfire to determine a course of action, and then becomes collective as the fire management team builds and continuously updates their common perception of risk.

Overcoming dysfunctional momentum: Organizational safety as a social achievement

Publications Posted on: August 23, 2010
Research on organizational safety and reliability largely has emphasized system-level structures and processes neglecting the more micro-level, social processes necessary to enact organizational safety. In this qualitative study we remedy this gap by exploring these processes in the context of wildland fire management.