Policy and technical guidance are only as good as their implementation. Often well-meaning policy has unintended consequences, as individuals and organisations overlay their own risk perceptions and understanding to an issue.
In this presentation we will explore how behavioural science can be applied to improve risk-based decisions. The presentation is framed around an analysis of the management of earthquake prone public buildings in New Zealand. We show how the individual, social and cultural contexts can influence how risks are perceived, evaluated, and communicated. The framing of risks, unconscious biases, cognitive limitations, trust, and other social influences are all critical factors in translation of policy to effective outcomes.
Lunchtime Seminars - Key Information
- Lunchtime Seminar charges are $10 for RiskNZ members, $25 for non-members, or free if you have a RiskNZ Lunchtime Seminar Annual Pass. You can pay directly via credit card online, or an invoice will be sent to you following registration.
- Seminars commences at 12:00pm and will finish at 1:00pm.
- Webinar dial-in – Webinar information for logging in and participating in the webinar will be shared with registered participants at least one day before the seminar.