Jul 2017


Grey Papers

Why All Organizations Need to Search For Blind Spots

Operational Excellence

Corporate boards and officers are often blind…. to internal operational and safety Blind Spots.

Overconfidence and experience lead to a false sense of security when it comes to operational safety and risk control. Our experience with clients around the world point out two very real and risky situations within every company, plant and group, even top decile performing organizations. They are:

  • Risk control entropy: a steady, sure weakening and diminished focus on the most important risk control elements.
  • More and more Blind Spots: increased frequency and complexity of safety risks lead to more unmanaged soft risks or an inability to quickly and effectively find “hidden” risks.

Both lead to greater business risk in terms of safety incidents, expense, profitability and reputation.