Practical Resources

Recognising the many-layered individual in the workplace

Associate Lani Morris explains that using the Map of Meaning “is a new language because we have not traditionally expressed notions of meaningfulness even to ourselves.” She is quoted in this weekend’s QWeekend Magazine’s article by Kristina Olsson. Lani has been bringing the Map of Meaning to Australia for over five years. She has been …

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Waste Management – a key city infrastructure

Waste is generated by the residents of cities in a manner that continues to change. The last fifty years have brought widespread use of plastics, vast numbers of manufactured chemicals and hazardous waste that extend across land, throughout our oceans and into outer space. Cities’ response to this challenge is on-going and requires an ability …

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Sustainable Development Goals to replace the MDGs

The wording of the sustainable development goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was agreed last night. The draft will be presented to the General Assembly at its 68th session for its consideration and appropriate action. To read the agreed draft, see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/4044SDGsfina_approved_19_July_1320pm.pdf

Submission to Productivity Commission

There are three areas to which I draw your attention. These are: 1. The call for the Auditors-General to independently review effectiveness is sound, particularly as they are supported by an international professional framework for undertaking effectiveness audits, and are focused on improving public administration, taking the longer-term view. This recommendation could be strengthened by …

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Six things that will demoralize staff

K McGovern & Associates’ Lani Morris, in this morning’s Sydney Morning Herald article “Six things that will demoralise staff“, identifies the ways managers can demoralize staff. She uses the research supporting the “Map of Meaning” to identify areas which commonly add meaning and hence, if ignored, destroy meaning and, with it, productivity. The Map is …

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International Year for Small Island Developing States

Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, yesterday launched the ‘International Year for Small Island Developing States”. SIDS are already experiencing the on-going impact of climate disruption caused by unwise resource use. Last week, Ramos-Horta (Timor-Leste) and Nasheed (Maldives) urged Asian countries to ensure a more stable climate, by “(strengthening our) natural defences, embracing …

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Maurice Nicholl’s Commentaries on the Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky

.. if you always follow the easiest path, if you are always ruled by pleasure, self-love and self-gratification, do you not increase entropy and become staler and staler and heavier and heavier and more and more difficult and tiresome and exacting and small minded? Courtesy of Lani Morris via Psychological Commentaries On the Teaching of …

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