… national culture and resilience

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This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Culture and Resilience

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Culture and ResilienceIn Australia we celebrate our national day on 26 January – “Australia Day”. While technically a public holiday, my day started with a trip to my primary client’s site and several hours of crisis management before heading out to celebrate. Normally having my […]

… culture and consequences

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Culture and Resilience

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Culture and ResilienceWhen I wrote the first post in this series, I knew where the next step would lead. Those who have some grounding in this field of organizational culture will not be surprised that this next step is to look at the work of […]

… from ‘Piper Alpha’ to ‘Deepwater Horizon’, do we really learn?

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Culture and Resilience

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Culture and ResilienceA couple of days ago I started to read the latest report of the Buncefield Disaster. The report highlights some root cause of the disaster in management failings; “these pressures created a culture where keeping the process operating was the primary focus and […]

… culture and risk

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This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Culture and Resilience

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Culture and Resilience This post is part of a series that has (hopefully) highlighted the importance of understanding culture and its role in the quest to build and sustain resilience. Today’s post explores the school of thought known as Cultural Theory of Risk – or […]

… culture, complexity and chaos

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Culture and Resilience

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Culture and ResilienceToday I want to introduce you to the Cynefin Framework – which offers some fascinating insights into the challenges of resilience, and some of the potential reasons why this concept is difficult to define and achieve. It continues the theme in some of […]