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November 28, 2016

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Video: two lies, one truth – the science of social norms

In his first video for SHP Safety Talks, Andrew Sharman, CEO of RMS, introduces the game ‘Two lies, one truth’, asks what makes people reuse their towels in hotel bathrooms, why people give money to buskers, and explains how all of this applies to health and safety.

Andrew gives an insight into why people behave the way they do, drawing on his vast depth of experience and understanding.

The SHP Safety Talks are a series of small thought pieces designed to get you thinking, whilst perhaps sipping your morning coffee. The SHP team have invited key individuals from the safety world to deliver these mini-lectures, and you can expect only the most insightful challenging and engaging threads.

For more videos from the SHP Safety Talks series, visit our CPD  downloads page.

If you agree or disagree with Andrew thoughts, then let us know in the comments below and we can keep the conversation going.

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Sven Timm

Thank you, Andrew. Convincing!

Andrew Sharman

Thanks Sven, what is it that causes YOU to reuse your hotel towel?

Benson Emurojohwo

Thank you – No education that change people’s behavior

Andrew Sharman

Thanks for your comment Benson!

Daniel Rowlson

Looking forward to the next video. Hopefully it will contain the answers on how to set behavioural expectations especially from a leadership perspective?…

Andrew Sharman

Hi Daniel, thanks for your comment. Try the book From Accidents to Zero for the answers to your questions, available with a 25% discount for SHP online viewers at (use code SHP25)

Aislinn Rowe

Fantastic topic, something that tends to go unnoticed or forgotten about. I am a firm believer in leading by example. Fantastic way to get senior managers thinking and to explore this further.

Andrew Sharman

Thanks Aislinn, yes it’s funny how we don’t notice what we don’t notice!