Failure is no Option


Ju 52 - The total failure of safety management

The investigation report now available on the Ju 52 crash of August 4, 2018, provides a scary insight into the events and circumstances surrounding the tragic accident. It broadens the view beyond the direct-cause misconduct of the cockpit crew to the corporate and regulatory environment. The findings are disturbing.

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The leaders' fear of the error culture

Dealing with work error in a non-punitive way is a real challenge for many a manager. It is counterintuitive and needs to be learned. The fear that refraining from accusations or even sanctions is an invitation to take it easier is a superstition. It is not appropriate in contemporary, complex settings and is evidence of a questionable and outdated…

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Blaming - a sweet temptation!

When mistakes happen in the company, it becomes clear whether its managers are capable of acting in the spirit of a trust-based safety culture (Just Culture). They are confronted with situations in which they need steadfastness in order not to be tempted to evade their responsibility.

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Your contribution to the safety culture - a New Year's resolution?

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you witness an incident that results in damage? For managers, the knowledge of what happens to them in such a case is of great importance. Especially if they are risk owners in an organization and share the responsibility for a living safety culture. After all, dealing with errors is the…

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