How is your ability to predict and avoid being hit?
The amount and quality of situational awareness we have can determine if our event’s outcome is successful or not.
Therefore, situational awareness refers to:
Situational awareness is a 12-dollar word that describes what goes into the decision when you bring an umbrella to your son’s soccer match because it might rain.
- WITH enough situational awareness you have a greater chance of successfully staying dry.
- WITHOUT enough situational awareness you have a greater risk of failing to stay dry.
Since its inception as a mental tool used by the US military, the concept of situational awareness (SA) has spawned its own, growing field of study.
While SA remains a topic of research by cognitive scientists, my SA references here are purely tactical and for everyday use.
- Every part of our life benefits from an increase in situational awareness.
- Furthermore, maintaining a high degree of situational awareness is the secret weapon to preventing an issue from growing into a crisis.
So let’s examine how we can improve our situational awareness.