Organizing for safety and reliability

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Dr. Marlys Christianson
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

High reliability organizations are those with the potential for catastrophic failure, yet are nearly error-free in performance. Think aircraft carriers, electrical power grids or wildland firefighting crews. What lessons can these types of organizations, which are amply discussed in high-risk industries, offer to more conventional workplaces? In this plenary, organizational behaviour assistant professor Dr. Marlys Christianson details practices used by these organizations to address emerging problemsincluding some that may seem counterintuitive.

Organizing for safety and reliability, Mar 3, 2014