Developing a High Reliability Organization
Today’s world is full of the unexpected. System failures, terrorism events, disease outbreaks, and superstorms disrupt businesses every day, sometimes to an unrecoverable point. Despite these challenges, some services (such as power plants, hospitals, and airports) have no choice but to continue operating.
This course will explore how these organizations maintain high reliability even in times of serious crisis and stability. We will share their secrets in a way that can be applied to all organizations in order to create high reliability and continued success.
This workshop explores five principles that govern high-reliability organizations: preoccupation with failure, resistance to simplification, sensitivity to operations, commitment to resilience, and deference to expertise.
Session One: Course Overview
Session Two: What is a High-Reliability Organization?
Session Three: Key Concepts
Session Four: The Anticipation Principles
Session Five: The Containment Principles
Session Six: Auditing for High Reliability
Session Seven: Test Driving
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