Common examples of Safety team cultures:



Teams that make financial decisions, either on behalf of a company or as a service to clients, often develop Safety cultures. This is due to the remarkably high stakes of every decision, when taking the wrong course of action can lead to existential threats to every stakeholder. A structured approach helps create guardrails for planning and acting so that risk is limited. Because financial decisions rely on information from markets, the teams that make them must have an external focus.



For teams that design complex and critical systems, a culture of Safety can help prevent costly and dangerous mistakes. Engineering teams tend to have a highly collaborative work style due to the importance of catching mistakes and the variety of highly specific expertise that it takes to complete an engineering project.