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Workforce health presentation to Lane County Board of Commissioners April 30 2019

May 6, 2019
Health, Productivity, Social determinants of health, Social health  

Know-how at work

April 23, 2019
Wellbeing, Beyond leadership, Collaboration, Productivity, Social health, Social systems

To ask for help is not a sign of ignorance or incapability; it is a sign of wisdom, maturity, and competence. I would encourage each of you, whatever your job. To look around and see what knowledge and guidance you can obtain from others to help you perform more effectively….

John Calhoun

April 13, 2019
Wellbeing, Beyond leadership, Health, Listening, Social health

Accomplishment Model

April 7, 2019
Wellbeing, Collaboration, Productivity, Social health, Social systems

Collaboration and social cohesion. We are collaborative. We prefer to live well as individuals and to live well together. It is in our nature to do so, even though we have invented relational dynamics that create competition, domination, and subordination. We are the most productive and most innovative when we…

Organizational Matrix

April 6, 2019
Wellbeing, Collaboration, Health, Social systems

Hewlett-Packard Employee’s Magazine Measure 1963 “SINCE THIS is the first issue of our new employee magazine, it seems appropriate to point out how the magazine originated and what we expect it to do. All of us, I’m sure, are aware of the importance of communication in our everyday lives. Whether…

Our Social Matrix

March 27, 2019
Wellbeing, Collaboration, Listening, Productivity, Social health, Social systems

I was trained as a scientist-practitioner to contribute to the liberation movement for people with developmental disabilities. This group of citizens had been institutionalized across the US as part of the eugenics social movement. They were subject to unimaginable atrocities and abandoned in sub-human conditions. The premise of the eugenic…

Transforming human resources to human relations

August 7, 2016
Collaboration, Health, Management hierarchies, Productivity, Social control, Social determinants of health

Human resources are supplies that can be drawn upon by a person or organization in order to function productively. The definition is fine, but, the reality? Not so fine. The HR practice results in management becoming a social control network. Really doesn’t have anything to do with productivity. Since human resource…

When I grow up…..

August 3, 2016
Health, Management hierarchies, Social control, Social determinants of health, Social health

Growing up our childhood imaginations run wild. What shall we do as adults? As children we can be dancers, fireman, teachers, biologists, farmers, bicycle builders, carpenters……. Why is it, as children it never occurs to us to be a box in an “org chart”? But for many this is exactly…

Social migration at work

July 26, 2016
Management hierarchies, Social control, Social determinants of health

Bureaucracies are social control hierarchies. This is drawn as an organization chart, the iconic network image of many companies and government organizations.  Invented during the industrial economic era, the network divides organizations by rank and specialization. It was designed to augment productivity, but, it does not. In fact, it diminishes productivity…

Feeling “BOXED” in?

April 18, 2016