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Adaptive Capacity by Juan Carlos Eichholz

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CHAPTER 2

ORGANIZATIONS FACE PROBLEMS DIFFERENTLY

Everything starts from a problem — but not everyone faces the problem in the same way. Some people and organizations may simply avoid the problem, bypassing the challenge that comes with it.

Back in 1972, an Uruguayan rugby team, the Old Christians, flew to Chile to play a game against their peers in the Old Grangonians. Including the crew and some family members and friends, there were forty-five people on the charter flight across the Andes Mountains. The weather was bad on that Friday, October 13, and the aircraft crashed, immediately killing twelve of the passengers and leaving many more injured, three of whom died during the first night. The conditions were extreme, with temperatures that ...

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