This episode looks at a critical aspect of implementing High Reliability Organizing – specifically where in the organization does it belong? Who should lead HRO efforts? Where do HRO processes, issues and, ultimately, decisions come from? What happens when HRO conflicts with another primary business objective?
Using org structure to support and match the HRO framework addresses this so it should be strategically thought through. In general, the argument I put forward is that it should emanate from close to the top of the organization, but likely not the tippity top.