Understand it or destroy it – the importance of meaningful work

The Map of Meaning is not so much a tool to use, as a complete framework through which to think and make sense of complex situations. You may be familiar with Karl Weick’s work on sensemaking, for example “Organizing and the Process of Sensemaking“.  The Map helps us make sense of personal, team, organizational and …

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The Map of Meaning – a way to preserve meaning and increase productivity

Last chance to register for the intensive masterclass on the Map of Meaning, 29th and 30th September in Brisbane. Go to www.trybooking.com/BSHA On the plane to Australia Lani Morris, a world expert on meaningful work, was talking with an electrician who was commenting on how a happy and productive workplace was destroyed by a new boss …

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Introduction to the Map of Meaning

Continuously improving performance within an environment of high risk and changing governance requirements is a challenge. Performance is affected by many factors, but no government department can deliver high quality services, policies and an effective regulatory environment without a committed workforce. Meaningful work, or its absence, influences government outcomes through job satisfaction, motivation, absenteeism, work …

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Indicators of the performance of a public sector entity

What do people want from public sector institutions? Do they want performance supported by verifiable statistics that indicate the institution is achieving outcomes expected by its peers? Or do they want their phone call answered, their concern understood and something done? When executive managers determine the indicators against which an institution’s performance is to be …

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Governments and how they change our behaviour

A Committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) has called for central agencies to “take steps to ensure that civil servants with responsibility for policy making have the necessary understanding of the importance of changing behaviour and can identify the most appropriate people to consult in their …

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Bio-Mimicry

Bio-Mimicry is an approach to learning from nature on how to adapt to our world sustainably. How do we create zero carbon food, reverse desertification and provide the water we need? Michael Pawlyn helps us to learn how to create sustainable design. He sets our souls ablaze with visions of a future that few of …

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Managing Assets to keep Body and Spirit Strong

Managing Assets to keep Body and Spirit Strong was delivered to the EAROPH Congress in Adelaide, South Australia in November 2010. Some capital investments result in the improved well-being of a nation’s peoples. Some result in both the body and the spirit, individually and collectively, being weakened. The absence of capital investments, individually and collectively, results in either …

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Sustainability Reporting Guidelines

The Global Reporting Initiative has released its “Sustainability Reporting Guidelines“. These guidelines provide tools to assist organisations to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations”. The guidelines has been developed “To support this expectation, and to communicate clearly and openly about sustainability” and includes “a globally shared framework of …

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