Garrett Reisman on Learning from the Risks of Spaceflight [Podcast]

Compliance Perspectives show

Summary: <a href=""></a><br> <a href=""></a><br> By Adam Turteltaub<br><br> <a href="">Garrett Reisman</a> has spent 107 days in space.  He is the former Director of Space Flight Operations at SpaceX and is currently a Special Advisor there.  He is also a professor of engineering at USC.<br> What does that have to do with compliance?  Surprisingly a great deal.  In this podcast, <a href="">Garrett</a> shows how three of NASA’s catastrophe’s – Apollo 1, the Challenger and Columbia – had several factors in common, and how similar they are to risks every compliance team may someday face.<br> Those risks include:<br> <br> * The normalization of deviance: something that shouldn’t happen did over and over again, without negative consequences over a long period of time.  After getting away with it for a long time, it becomes normal, until something very bad happens.<br> * Schedule pressure: while well-intentioned, it can lead to decisions that have disastrous consequences.<br> * Discouraging dissent: by stifling criticism and telegraphing what management wanted to hear, warnings are unheeded and whistleblowers are hesitant to come forward<br> <br> Listen in for some fascinating insights into spaceflight, its risk, and what compliance teams can learn from them.<br>