I’ve had this book for a while, it’s getting a little dog-eared, I’ve found it very useful.
It’s got some jargon that was unfamiliar to me at first but it’s still a good book for a mariner.
Here’s the five principles of what the authors call High reliability organization
- Preoccupation with failure
- Reluctance to simplify interpretations
- Sensitivity to operations
- Commitment to resilience
- Deference to expertise
With regards to the deference to expertise, there’s another book I just finished reading lately and recommend:
I thought the book was a little longer then it needed to be but it’s an easy and entertaining read.
A couple of related items, made me think differently about how crew interact:
This is the article by Karl Weick, one of the authors of Managing the Unexpected that led me to Young men and fire: The Collapse of Sensemaking in Organizations: The Mann Gulch Disaster (pdf)