Students will create a strategy and set of techniques to “engineer” or design specific Resilience Engineering techniques into their workplace. The paper will also explain how they will use Kotter’s 8-stage transformational process to implement these Resilience Engineering techniques into their organization. This project will consist of up to a 10-page paper describing the specific techniques and approaches they used to “engineer” or design resilience into their organization. This does not mean a “hard engineering” approach, but could include designing management techniques and procedures that enable organizational resilience in their work practices. Students may choose from specific and actionable resilience engineering techniques listed in the course textbook Resilience Engineering Concepts and Precepts or Resilience Engineering in Practice: A Guidebook. Other sources for specific Resilience Engineering techniques, such as books or journals, must be approved in advance by the course Instructor. Examples of actionable techniques could include, but not be limited to:
A process for making sense of production demands, identifying safety drift to danger and making sacrifice judgments
A procedure for understanding work as imagined vs. work as done
Audit tool to identify the positives and negatives of specific bricolage as it occurs in the workplace
This list is not prescriptive, but is designed to serve as an example of what students could create with their projects. Note, if students are not currently employed or work in a consulting environment they may choose to work on a notional project for another company/organization or a project for a client organization.
Papers must follow the APA format.T You may find APA formatting information at the following link: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html (Links to an external site.). Do NOT submit pdf files. Instead, submit WORD files to facilitate editing by the Instructor. Refer to the course schedule for specific deadlines for completion.