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Organisational reviews: requirements, methods and experience
Mälardalen University, Finland.
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2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Organisational reviews are important instruments in the continuous quest for improved performance. In the nuclear field there has been an increasing regulatory interest in organisational performance, because incidents and accidents often point to organisational deficiencies as one of the major precursors. Many methods for organisational reviews have been proposed, but they are mostly based on ad hoc approaches to specific problems. The absence of well-established techniques for organisational reviews has already shown to cause discussions and controversies on different levels. The aim of the OrRe project is to collect the experiences from organisational reviews carried out so far and to reflect them in a theoretical model of organisational performance. Furthermore, the project aims to reflect on the criteria for the definition of the scope and content of organisational reviews. Finally, recommendations will be made for guidance for people participating in organisational reviews. This progress report describes regulatory practices in Finland and Sweden together with some case examples of organizational reviews and assessment in both countries. Some issues of concern are raised and an outline for the next year’s work is proposed. Issues of concern include the sufficient depth of the assessment, the required competence in assessments, data and criteria problems, definition of the boundaries of the system to be assessed, and the necessary internal support and organisational maturity required for successful assessments. Finally, plans for next year's work are outlined.

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2007. , 15 p.
, Nordisk kernesikkerhedsforskning, NKS-155
Keyword [en]
organizational assessment, human and organizational factors, reviews, safety culture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-90454ISBN: 978-87-7893-218-1OAI: diva2:505538
QC 20120515Available from: 2012-02-24 Created: 2012-02-24 Last updated: 2012-05-15Bibliographically approved

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