To say that accidents are due to human failing is like saying falls are due to gravity. It is true but it does not help us prevent them.

Trevor Kletz, An Engineer’s View of Human Error

Presentation on Culture and High Reliability Organizations, York, 20th Jan 2016

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We won the OR Society Stafford Beer Medal!

Our paper:  Does risk matter? Disengagement from risk management practices in information systems projects, European Journal of Information Systems, 22 637-649 (Elmar Kutsch, David Denyer, Mark Hall and Liz Lee-Kelley) won the 2013 Stafford Beer medal.

This award is named in memory of Stafford Beer, a world leader in the development of systems ideas, especially management cybernetics, and President of the OR Society 1970-71.

The Stafford Beer Medal is awarded in recognition of the most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of Information Systems published in the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) within the relevant year.

Elmar (left), Mark (right) and I receiving our awards from Stewart Robinson

Visualminutes map by @RachelWalsh of my #SSWales keynote


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