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

    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) http://www.resilience-engineering-association.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/REA-Proceedings-Final-Version.pdf