December 18, 2007 | Mark Paradies

Why is Cross-Industry Networking Important

The TapRooT® Summit is one of the best places on the planet for cross-industry performance improvement networking.

Why is cross-industry networking and benchmarking important? Read this comment from a correspondent at a medical industry discussion forum and I think you will understand:

I too have worked in the nuclear power industry. Nuclear power conference organizers three years ago had me speak about hospital safety. I imagined myself as teaching these socially-challenged engineers a thing or two and prepared my best PowerPoint presentation, starting, of course, with a review of the Institute of Medicine study.  However, after hearing the speakers who went before me, I felt that I really had little new to offer.  Nuclear power facilities do have a measurable culture of safety, essentially mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  The plants don’t have the option as we do in healthcare.  The slightest injury or a mechanical or operational mishap is known to everyone in the plant, in the media, and in the community (everything is transparent), not simply passed on to the safety director for follow-up, hoping that the media won’t find out.  It would help all of us to go to a nuclear power safety conference or simply arrange for a “safety” tour of the nearest nuclear plant.  We have more to fear working in a healthcare facility for a day than spending a day visiting a nuclear power plant.

Come to the best practice sessions at the Summit and find out what people are doing to improve performance in the:

medical,

nuclear,

aviation,

utility,

oil exploration and production,

refining,

chemical,

transit,

rail,

shipping,

pharmaceutical,

food,

DOE,

plastics,

pipelines,

terminals, and

manufacturing industries.

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