Organization at the Limit Lessons from the Columbia Disaster
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Description: The book offers important insight relevant to Corporate, Government and Global organizations management in general. The internationally recognised authors tackle vital issues in decision making, how organizational risk is managed, how can technological and organizational complexities interact, what are the impediments for effective learning and how large, medium, and small organizations can, and in fact must, increase their resilience. Managers, organizational consultants, expert professionals, and training specialists; particularly those in high risk organizations, may find the issues covered in the book relevant to their daily work and a potential catalyst for thought and action. A timely analysis of the Columbia disaster and the organizational lessons that can be learned from it. Includes contributions from those involved in the Investigation Board report into the incident. Tackles vital issues such as the role of time pressures and goal conflict in decision making, and the impediments for effective learning. Examines how organizational risk is managed and how technological and organizational complexities interact. Assesses how large, medium, and small organizations can, and in fact must, increase their resilience. Questions our eagerness to embrace new technologies, yet reluctance to accept the risks of innovation. Offers a step by step understanding of the complex factors that led to disaster.
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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2005
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|Notes on Contributors|
|Introduction: Organizational Aspects of the Columbia Disaster|
|Synopsis: NASA, the CAIB Report, and the Columbia Disaster|
|The Context of the Disaster|
|History and Policy at the Space Shuttle Program|
|System Effects: On Slippery Slopes, Repeating Negative Patterns, and Learning from Mistake?|
|Organizational Learning and Action in the Midst of Safety Drift: Revisiting the Space Shuttle Program's Recent History|
|The Space Between in Space Transportation: A Relational Analysis of the Failure of STS-107|
|Influences on Decision-Making|
|The Opacity of Risk: Language and the Culture of Safety in NASA's Space Shuttle Program|
|Coping with Temporal Uncertainty: When Rigid, Ambitious Deadlines Don't Make Sense|
|Attention to Production Schedule and Safety as Determinants of Risk-Taking in NASA's Decision to Launch the Columbia Shuttle|
|The Imaging Debate|
|Making Sense of Blurred Images: Mindful Organizing in Mission STS-107|
|The Price of Progress: Structurally Induced Inaction|
|Data Indeterminacy: One NASA, Two Modes|
|The Recovery Window: Organizational Learning Following Ambiguous Threats|
|Barriers to the Interpretation and Diffusion of Information about Potential Problems in Organizations: Lessons from the Space Shuttle Columbia|
|Systems Approaches to Safety: NASA and the Space Shuttle Disasters|
|Creating Foresight: Lessons for Enhancing Resilience from Columbia|
|Making NASA More Effective|
|Observations on the Columbia Accident|
|Lessons from the Columbia Disaster|
|Index of Citations|