IN THE PRESS
Decision inertia and failures to act, Professor Laurence Alison
Laurence Alison, from the University of Liverpool, provides a summary of the messages from his talk at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning conference “Learning from success, near miss and failure” in October 2019. He presented a talk entitled “Decision inertia and failure to act.” He talks about the problems of decision inertia and failures to act within policing, and other settings, as well as the need to devote time to imagining potential future scenarios, to use for short inexpensive training initiatives.
Professor Laurence Alison is Director of the Centre for Critical and Major Incident Psychology at the University of Liverpool. His CREST research examines police and emergency service response during a counter terrorism live exercise, with a specific focus on expertise, team decision making, and command-level inertia.