Failure is no Option


Toxic company cultures

And once again we hear about corporate failures in the press. This time in the financial sector, where questionable dealings are costing a Swiss bank a lot of money. There is talk of a lack of risk management and a toxic culture that puts profit ahead of safety. This case also shows that risk management that is not underpinned by a safety culture…

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Safety cultures need leaders, not managers

Unwanted events such as incidents or accidents give managers the opportunity to further develop the safety culture in the company. How they deal with them is crucial to building and maintaining trust. Depending on the image of 'leadership' they carry within themselves, they will succeed or fail in this.

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Hindsight judgment comes from the high horse and undermines safety culture

Trust is the basic building block of any safety culture. Building and maintaining it in the organization is a matter of leadership. What sounds so casual turns out to be a special challenge for the management team. It requires consistent self-leadership especially when it comes to overcoming the irrationality given to us by nature. The hindsight-…

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Premature judgment kills safety culture

For a safety culture worthy of its name, managers must overcome the error paradigm. They are challenged to ensure psychological safety within their sphere of influence, and the only way to do that is to build trust. To achieve this, they must confront irrationality, which is buried in the very nature of human beings.

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It's time to rethink

Our well-balanced and perfected approaches to preventing misconduct and damage are increasingly proving to be fragile and ineffective. We meticulously create sets of rules and compliance structures, only to find that they do not prevent trouble. A critical examination of our approach is called for.

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