Promoting a Just Culture

Green-Jakobsen 37 minutes

Just culture is a work culture in which crew members do not fear to report errors, own as well as of others because they know that it is important not only for the organisation to learn from these honest mistakes but also for the seafarers’ safety on board. It is also a culture where deliberate misconduct may result in disciplinary action.

This course discusses what 'just culture' is and why it is important. It outlines the characteristics of a just culture to check if such characteristics are embodied by the crew on board a vessel. It presents the Just culture response map, a tool to help manage crew behaviours towards a strong just culture. It also talks about the categories of behaviours, as well as judgment and responses that are aligned with just culture.

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Green-Jakobsen A/S is a maritime consultancy offering ship owners, operators, ship management companies, and maritime entities a unique combination of skillsets that encompasses all aspects of managing the human element in shipping. With a compass as its emblem, Green-Jakobsen’s team sets a firm course for you by analysing, diagnosing, and then improving the safety mindset, leadership, and human resource performance of your people onshore and at sea. We do this by using our combined decades of experience with proven, custom-made programs fitting your company culture that focus on the human element to improve performance and ultimately your bottom line. By balancing industry know-how with out-of-box thinking, we transform strategy into daily work by using tangible tools which we co-design with you, implement alongside you on board and in the office and then measure how effective we have been together. Green-Jakobsen specialists accompany you every step of the way - they are your guarantee.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 37 minutes
  5. Intended for: All maritime professionals, especially officers and team leaders.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of OCIMF Human Factors Approach