OB_Case10 - ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR Case 10: Loss of the...

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1 ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR Case 10: Loss of the shuttle: Excerpts from the report of the Columbia accident investigation board On 1 st February 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia was destroyed in outer space taking 7 lives of its crew. This accident led to a thorough investigation by the board member. Methods such as extensive computer modeling, impact tests, wind tunnel studies and other analytical techniques were used in this investigation. Investigators found the physical causes of the events that point to a breach in the thermal protection system on the leading edge of the left wing which result in loss of control, failure of the wing, and breakup of the orbiter. The investigation later led to a conclusion that human spaceflight program has at times compromised safety because of its organizational problems and cultural traits. Organizational causes of this accident were originated from Shuttle’s program history and culture. Cultural traits and organizational practices including reliance on past
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