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Many firefighters are confronted with decision-making under extreme time pressure in harsh conditions. Earlier research on decision-making indicates that prior experience and training help them to assess the dynamic risks in a split second while making a professional judgement under extreme stress. However, the question could be raised how firefigh...
Communication is often recognized as pivotal for organizations managing high-risk technologies. Such communication is generally informed by industry and government regulations, which are then translated into procedures, guidelines, and the like. These are disseminated, discussed and trained among staff by the executive team members, with the aim to...
Past research on the relationship of risk communication and risk perception is predominantly focused on the way civilians deal with risk perceptions and messages about danger. Little research on this domain is done in complex interactive and tightly coupled organisations. Evaluations of recent industrial incidents indicate that the importance of a...
Both researchers and managers search for the most appropriate form of organisational communication. The aim of such an organisational communication is to influence the receivers' perception to confirm, adapt or change behaviour according to the sender's intention. This paper argues that to influence the receivers' perception, a specific form of com...