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Title: “Tough Love”: Unpacking the dynamics of Turner’s stage 6 (cultural readjustment)
Authors: Whitehead, M.
Jun, Gyuchan Thomas
Waterson, Patrick
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: CRC Press © Taylor & Francis
Citation: WHITEHEAD, M., JUN, G.T. and WATERSON, P., 2017. “Tough Love”: Unpacking the dynamics of Turner’s stage 6 (cultural readjustment). IN: Bernatik, A., Kocurkova, L. and Jorgensen, K. (eds). Prevention of Accidents at Work: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017), October 3-6, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 31-38.
Abstract: This study examines the perceptions and attitudes of RAF personnel following the 2006 fatal loss of Nimrod XV230 and subsequent Public Inquiry. The main focus was “cultural readjustment” and organisational learning. Phase 1 was carried out in 2010-2011 (18-month aftermath following the Haddon-Cave report) and Phase 2 in 2016 using follow up interviews, focus groups, observations and document analysis. The results point to a number of barriers to change in the early days post-inquiry, including fear of litigation and risk aversion, a military culture of ‘can-do’, normalized rule-breaking and insufficient safety expertise. Facilitators include leadership and followership, publicity and training and an enhanced regulatory framework. Ongoing disrupting factors were identified that may make the organisation vulnerable e.g. churn of critical personnel. The study suggests that organisations settle into a new quasi-stationary equilibrium following disaster, which may provide the ‘illusion’ of safety through increased safety bureaucracy.
Description: This paper is closed access until 18th March 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27878
Publisher Link: https://www.crcpress.com/Prevention-of-Accidents-at-Work-Proceedings-of-the-9th-International-Conference/Bernatik-Kocurkova-Jorgensen/p/book/9781138037960
ISBN: 9781138037960
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