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David Bowman

Culture Eats Programs for Breakfast

I was part of a recent training session during which a gentleman from a petroleum refinery made the following statement: “Our culture will eat any program you have for breakfast.” That was such a spot-on comment.

If we believe that one more program is going to fix our organizational safety and efficiency problems, we might be sadly mistaken. We waste far too much time and money on programs to correct specific problems rather than looking more broadly at culture and behavior.

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Recent Comments
Guest — Jack R. Bennett
Awesome article David! You hit the nail on the head when it comes to changing Culture!!!!
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:04
Guest — Mark R,. Callender
Enjoyed the article David, you nailed it!
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:03
Guest — Scott Fortner
It truly does come down to culture and how to influence it for positive change!
Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:44
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