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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 9/17/2014)