October 12, 2007 | Mark Paradies

Has BP Found the Root Cause?

The Houston Chronicle reports that a six month internal BP review conducted by the new CEO, Tony Hayward, has found “organizational complexity” as the cause of their operational and safety problems.

Read the article at:


and see if you agree.

Here’s a quote from the article…

CEO Tony Hayward, who assumed the top post in May upon the abrupt resignation of John Browne, led a six-month review of the London-based oil giant’s operational performance, which identified “wide-ranging duplication, overlap and excessive organizational complexity” that caused a competitive shortfall in comparison with its peers, the company said.

Root Cause Analysis
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