Join us as we explore the world’s most deadly aviation incident: the Tenerife Disaster, evaluating the effect of single points of failure in leadership.
On March 27th, 1977, 583 people lost their lives in the deadliest aviation accident in history when two Boeing 747 aircraft collided on the runway at the Tenerife North Airport. The crews of both aircraft were highly trained, and highly experienced, yet, this tragedy was completely avoidable…..entirely the result of human error. This incident, along with others in the commercial aviation industry in the 1970’s and 1980’s resulted in a fundamental shift in understanding of human behavior, human performance, and high reliability organizations. Over the last 40 years, the by-product has been research into the psychology of human error, which currently is bucketed as “human performance”. We see human performance initiatives with many of our clients, which is great and long overdue. Understanding the failures of the past, that led us to where we are today, helps provide context to current initiatives in many organizations.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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