- Feb 25, 2004
- Reaction score
Indeed. Not unique to this disaster of course but with catastrophic results in this case. You see smaller scale examples every day though - people blindly following a checklist and seemingly unable to deviate from it even when it’s clear it’s not working.The problem with the situation we have where bureaucracy has replaced common sense is that people end up following the rules unthinkingly, or in other cases are afraid to react to an atypical situation in case they go against some protocol and they get blamed.
Rules can never cater for unprecedented events, and that's when you need someone on the ground who can react. A Red Adair type.