Last month, the Transocean company announced “the best year in safety performance in our company’s history” and paid millions of dollars in Executive bonuses.
These are the folks who built and staffed the Deepwater Horizon – and lost 9 of their own people the day it exploded.
This announcement came only a few weeks ahead of the first anniversary of the disaster.
These guys must have had some bad safety years previously!
Well actually, they do not seem to have – contrast this with 2009 when the company withheld bonuses after 4 employees died, to highlight the company’s focus on safety.
This is another case that highlights the fact that organisations are not learning from these incidents.
Clearly this announcement has created a Crisis Management problem for the company – but one would assume with this level of arrogance on display they really do not care.
I don’t think that arrogance is one of the markers of resilience – perhaps just the opposite. What do you think?
At the same time the company is contesting efforts by the US Government to have some of its employees testify at enquiries into the tragedy last year.
Sounds like the ethical compass is a little astray.
Do we want companies like this to be resilient?
Or do you think that Executives deserve bonuses for getting their company through a major crisis, and keeping it going at all costs?
Does the’ end’ of continuity justify the means?