The contribution of creativity of action to safety: the key role of requisite imagination

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to show that requisite imagination by designers and more broadly by all workers – the ability to wonder and imagine key aspects of the future we are planning/designing – can be considered as a manifestation of creative action in organization and should be encouraged. We conducted an intervention in a nuclear power plant facing with a new nationwide policy seeking to extend the lifespan of nuclear facilities through important alterations. The first alteration made turned out badly, due to poor anticipation and a focus on technical effects, whilst organizational aspects were largely excluded. We decided to facilitate the conduct of a collective inquiry with the stakeholders involved with these ongoing evolutions, to discuss organizational design and stimulate requisite imagination. We discuss our main finding from three perspectives: theoretical, methodological and practical.
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Justine Arnoud. The contribution of creativity of action to safety: the key role of requisite imagination. International Ergonomics Association, Aug 2018, Florence, Italy. 199-213, Springer. ⟨hal-01865117⟩

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