In staff scheduling, a nurse manager may be trying to staff her floor in the best way for the coming week. What can happen if this is done informally, by a “seat of the pants” approach? Continue reading →
The 1960s classic Fail Safe, with Henry Fonda as the US president and Walter Matthau as a gung-ho political adviser, presents the viewer with a hypothetical but convincing account of the handling of a global crisis situation. Here, a flawed decision-making process built on the premise that letting technology lock humans out represents the most fail-safe path in a dangerous situation — in this case, for national security reasons — ends up boxing everybody in and being extremely costly for all concerned.