Posts filed in: Social health

Social support and openness in organizational matrices

May 23, 2020

I have learned help and openness are two of the most coherent  responses to the question- How do you do what you do when you work well together? Coherences are re-occurring or regular responses to this one ended question. We live in a network of networks of recursive conversations that…

Frank Stephen’s speech to Congress

April 26, 2020

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

May 6, 2019  

Know-how at work

April 23, 2019

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

Accomplishment Model

April 7, 2019

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…

Our Social Matrix

March 27, 2019

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…

When I grow up…..

August 3, 2016

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…

Productivity is rooted in social health

April 14, 2016

Productivity is a measure of how effective a person or group is in producing something of value. We can measure a person’s productivity, a group’s productivity or the productivity of a business. When we measure productivity we are measuring growth over time. From 1979 to 1990, I participated in several…