Thursday, July 1, 2010

Safety, Cost and Bonuses

An article in the June 29, 2010 Wall Street Journal, “As CEO Hayward Remade BP, Safety, Cost Drives Clashed”, fills in some real world examples of the dynamics of conflicting goals within BP and presumably contributing to the current spill disaster.  The presence of compensation incentives may have played a role in how safety vs. cost decisions were being made.  We will be focusing more on this issue in upcoming posts.

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