Tuesday, June 05, 2012
This is interesting. It discusses illusions that military pilots suffer while flying and the need for simple communications from their instruments to keep them from crashing. From a communicator's point of view, it is an example of everyday life. Much of what we see around us, especially within organizations, has manifest and ulterior motives. We don't know the whole story. Just like the aviator who sees a false horizon and loses a sense of up and down, we can get lost in speculation and adjusting for what we think is there. The aviator must train himself to rely on instruments and not his overwhelming sense of where he thinks he is. The communicator must train himself to rely on facts and the basic message and not to get lost in who is doing what to whom. Read the whole article and wonder how pilots flew at night through dense clouds of burning oil and yet, found their way to the ground safely in spite of what their bodies were telling them.