Modelling organizational learning from successes in the nuclear industry: Staff meetings as forums of knowledge sharing and acquisition

Kaupo Viitanen, Hanna Koskinen, Ann Britt Skjerve, Christer Axelsson, Rossella Bisio, Marja Liinasuo

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Abstract

Utilizing lessons learned from successful experiences in the context of safety-critical organizations has been receiving increasing interest among both scientific and practitioner communities. However, despite the attention, there is a need to better understand how success-related knowledge can be utilized to ensure safety and what tools and practices can be used to facilitate this process. In this paper, we focus on staff meetings as forums of knowledge sharing and acquisition. We describe staff meeting practices from empirical case studies, carried out at two Nordic nuclear power plants, and examine how the staff meetings contribute to organizational learning from successes. Based on these insights, we propose an integrative framework that aims to identify the factors that facilitate or hinder organizational learning from successes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoised to Adapt: Enacting resilience potential through desing, governance and organization
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings, 7th REA Symposium
Pages176-182
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event7th REA Symposium, Resilience Engineering Association - Liège, Belgium
Duration: 26 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference7th REA Symposium, Resilience Engineering Association
CountryBelgium
CityLiège
Period26/06/1729/06/17

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Staff
Industry
Knowledge sharing
Modeling
Organizational learning
Knowledge acquisition
Safety
Lessons learned
Factors
Nuclear power plant
Nordic

Keywords

  • learning from success
  • organizational learning
  • meeting practices
  • nuclear safety

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Viitanen, K., Koskinen, H., Skjerve, A. B., Axelsson, C., Bisio, R., & Liinasuo, M. (2017). Modelling organizational learning from successes in the nuclear industry: Staff meetings as forums of knowledge sharing and acquisition. In Poised to Adapt: Enacting resilience potential through desing, governance and organization: Proceedings, 7th REA Symposium (pp. 176-182)
Viitanen, Kaupo ; Koskinen, Hanna ; Skjerve, Ann Britt ; Axelsson, Christer ; Bisio, Rossella ; Liinasuo, Marja. / Modelling organizational learning from successes in the nuclear industry : Staff meetings as forums of knowledge sharing and acquisition. Poised to Adapt: Enacting resilience potential through desing, governance and organization: Proceedings, 7th REA Symposium. 2017. pp. 176-182
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Modelling organizational learning from successes in the nuclear industry : Staff meetings as forums of knowledge sharing and acquisition. / Viitanen, Kaupo; Koskinen, Hanna; Skjerve, Ann Britt; Axelsson, Christer; Bisio, Rossella; Liinasuo, Marja.

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Viitanen K, Koskinen H, Skjerve AB, Axelsson C, Bisio R, Liinasuo M. Modelling organizational learning from successes in the nuclear industry: Staff meetings as forums of knowledge sharing and acquisition. In Poised to Adapt: Enacting resilience potential through desing, governance and organization: Proceedings, 7th REA Symposium. 2017. p. 176-182