Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Conference - Hazards XIX

Attended the Hazards XIX conference in Manchester yesterday. This is always a good conference, organised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, focused on safety in the process industry.
It is interesting that a few years ago human factors was one of the specialist topics in the parallel sessions but now it is an integral part of many of the main stream presentations.
I presented a paper regarding managing change. It might have been a bit ambitious, but I know some people appreciated it. I tried to make two points. First, most companies have systems to deal with hardware change, and virtually nothing for people and organisation changes. Second, most of the existing systems are purely change control rather than change management.

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