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Authors:Jan Skriver: Resilience AB, Knivsta, Sweden
Publication title:Trials and Tribulations: The Building of a Resilient Organization
Conference:Proceedings of the Resilience Engineering Workshop; 25–27 June; 2007; Vadstena; Sweden
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:007
Abstract:Resilience engineering has emerged as a new approach to safety and risk management emphasizing the importance of proactive; anticipative and adaptive organizational behavior thereby distinguishing itself from the traditional approaches of PSA and accident analysis. In contrast to the traditional approaches that frequently artificially separate topics; the approach provides a theoretical synergy of safety and risk management principles that reflect the practitioner’s everyday goals and challenges. This paper sets out to present a case study of the intricacies of building a resilient organization. Focus is on the challenges that may interfere with the creation of a resilient organization; e.g. power struggles; incompatible goals; competence; censorship; business culture; management fads; academic discussions; compromises; campaigns; failure to learn from near-misses and accidents; short term economical versus long term safety goals; and poor corrective actions. The challenges will be discussed and illustrated with examples. Based on the author’s experience building a resilient organization is not easy despite the best intentions.
No. of pages:8
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Jan Skriver (2007). Trials and Tribulations: The Building of a Resilient Organization, Proceedings of the Resilience Engineering Workshop; 25–27 June; 2007; Vadstena; Sweden;article=007 (accessed 8/5/2015)