Doug Bedell — May 16, 2018, 11:41 am

In Security and Elsewhere, A ‘Just Culture’ Is a Worthy Aim


A forthright announcement the other day by Twitter – that it had accidentally placed some user passwords in jeopardy – brought, no surprise, an uproar from the press and some users.

The Securiosis blog uses this episode to spark a discussion of the need to adopt “just cultures” in organizations – that is, to understand what occurred, no simply spray out blame.

This could launch a healthy cultural turn. Understanding what happened and why is more important in security and correctional terms than assigning blame. Learning is a higher value than blaming.

Here’s a discussion of a just culture in a health care setting. It’s well worth pondering.

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