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HRO & Wildfires – There Is No Silver Bullet

HRO & Wildfires – There Is No Silver Bullet

Wildfires are burning throughout California (and the US). It's a topic of conversation on radio, tv, internet, social media. "What should we do?", "Who is responsible?", "What's the cause(s)?","Can the fires be prevented?", ..... This list of question goes directly to...

HRO – Primer Podcasts

HRO – Primer Podcasts

This is a 3-set collection of podcasts to familiarize yourself with High Reliability Organizing. PODCASTS No. 1   Framework: A Definition of High Reliability Organizing   No. 2   Anticipation: A Definition of the Three Habits That Make Up the Prevention Planks in...

High Reliability That’s Out of This World

High Reliability That’s Out of This World

Congratulations Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir! Today, Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir were the first all-female EVA (space walk) in history. In keeping with the historic first, all 7+ hours were broadcast live. Given the huge sci-fi nerd that I...

High Reliability Will Become the New Normal

High Reliability Will Become the New Normal

Today's business environment... fast paced change, disruptive technologies, new business models, an emphasis on metrics, measures and analytics... is quickly coalescing into the new normal.  This accelerated way of operating will impact all businesses moving forward....

The Five Habits of High Reliability Organizations

The Five Habits of High Reliability Organizations

High Reliability Organizing Theory (HROT) uses an operational framework for unifying and leading a team to understand and manage risk, and to consistently improve operations, in order to dependably deliver on their commitments.  HROs employs 5 habits to identify weak...

Definition: High Reliability Organization (HRO)

Definition: High Reliability Organization (HRO)

What is an HRO? Research by a variety of experts, including Karl Weick, Kathleen Sutcliffe, and Karleen Roberts amongst others has driven the evolution  of our understanding over 3 decades. Here is a current definition to work from: A High Reliability Organization...

The Trouble With Values

The Trouble With Values

I believe wholeheartedly in values. I respect them as one of the core components of an organization's brand (ideology, values1) so much that they served as the basis of 8 years of consulting work at Brand Mother. Here's the thing about values. You spend a tremendous...

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