24th Annual HPRCT Conference
June 19-22, 2018
Marriott Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas
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Thursday, June 21 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Learning to Deal with Drift

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The purpose of this session is to introduce attendees to the concept of organizational drift, its causes, and opportunities to manage organizational drift, based on the presenter’s research.

Organizational drift, sometimes called “drift into failure,” “practical drift,” or “normalization of deviance, has been implicated in numerous accidents and disasters in the past two decades, from the NASA shuttle disasters to Deepwater Horizon, to even aspects of the recent financial meltdown. But what is drift and what can organizations do about it? This presentation will discuss the processes that enable organizational drift and provide attendees with the latest research on how to identify and manage drift to not only avoid accidents but also to enable successful performance.
Learning objectives:
  • Define organizational drift.
  • Review case studies where organizational drift has been identified.
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities in identifying organizational drift in attendees’ workplaces.
  • List methods to avoid drift into failure and enable a drift into success.

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Ron Gantt

Vice President, Safety Compliance Management, Inc.
Ron Gantt is a management consultant with Reflect Consulting Group. He has 17 years experience in safety management in industries such as construction, utilities, and petrochemical, as well as others. Ron has a master degree in advanced safety engineering and management, as well as... Read More →

Thursday June 21, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm CDT

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