Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/181960
Authors: 
Kvalnes, Øyvind
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Springer eBook Collection: Business and Management
Abstract: 
This is an exciting, groundbreaking book. With an astonishing array of examples and a brilliant eye for the essential, Øyvind Kvalnes takes the Socratic motto of knowing yourself to our everyday lives in the workplace. Applied philosophy at its best, the book will affect the way you do your work and live your life." -Professor Esa Saarinen, Aalto University This book addresses how organizations can deal with human fallibility in order to create space for excellence at work. Some mistakes in work settings put lives at risk, while others create openings for innovative breakthroughs. In order to deal constructively with fallibility, an organization needs a communication climate where it is normal to voice opinions, admit mistakes, and ask for help in critical situations. The book builds on interviews with practitioners in healthcare, aviation, IT, public governance, and industry. It connects narratives from these fields with theories from organizational psychology and philosophy, as well as from positive organizational scholarship. In the final chapter, an overall ethics of fallibility at work is outlined. Fallibility at Work contributes to research in multiple academic disciplines, but also reaches out to practitioners who are interested in the connections between error and excellence in organizations
Subjects: 
organizational behaviour
business ethics
management
interaction
intervention
mediation
Open Access
workplace behaviour
workplace error
reliability
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ISBN: 
978-3-319-63318-3
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Book
Document Version: 
Published Version

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