Analysis of Shuttle Challenger and Columbia Shuttle Mishaps

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Running Head: ANALYSIS OF SHUTTLE CHALLENGER AND COLUMBIA SHUTTLE MISHAPS Analysis of Shuttle Challenger and Columbia Shuttle Mishaps ENG 401 Assignment 04 March 2013 Introduction On January 1986, the Challenger Shuttle blew up shortly after it took off. The accidents took seven lives including aerospace engineers, the specialties pilot, and scientists. The tragic accidents occurred 73 seconds after the flight and caused by the fuel leak from one of the two Solid Rocket Boosters. The explosion represented one of the most significant events in 1980s. However, 17 years after the explosion of the Challenger Shuttle, the Shuttle Colombia also had an in-flight explosion leading to the loss of seven lives. The objective of this paper is to analyze the Columbia mishap with reference to resistance to change and how the issues contribute to the accident. Identification of Individual Resistance to Change ad Causes Changes are very critical to enhance organizational effectiveness. An organization needs to implement changes to stay productive, competitive as well as avoiding calamity in the case of aviation sector. Changes are the process of instilling new attitudes, values, norms and behaviors within an organization to support the way of doing work. However, the implementation of changes is a task that requires adequate planning and design since changes are not always welcome and could lead to individual's resistance to change. (Agboola,& Salawu,2011). The identification

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