5 D’s for Design

5 D’s for Design Steve Jobs said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” These 5 D’s are the critical elements in the cyclical process we use to design and re-design our workflow and products.

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The Benefits of Collaborating

The Benefits of Collaborating Collaboration is active and intentional. Once you come together and identify common needs and challenges, solutions will begin to arise.  The benefits of collaborating are:     Best practice sharing     Bilateral partnerships     Standards     Joint advocacy     New language Good collaborations will multiply results allowing […]

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From Competitor to Collaborator

From Competitor to Collaborator For any problem we seek to solve – both now and in the future – multi-disciplinary solutions are needed.  We can’t communicate in echo chambers, we can’t achieve in organizational exclusivity, we can’t improve in institutional isolation, and we can’t progress in policy silos.  The new reality is that we must […]

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Discourse vs. Course of Action

Discourse vs. Course of Action Bravo for being a leader unafraid to openly discuss mental health issues. Sadly, your words are not enough.  You must also take bold steps into uncharted territory to provide for both the physical and mental fitness of our most valuable asset– people.  The W.H.O. estimates that every $1 invested into […]

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Underlying Symptoms

Underlying Symptoms When it comes to mental health in the workplace, the numbers don’t lie. Coronavirus has revealed that in our nation, the numbers are ugly. The reality is that we are severely under-prepared to serve our burgeoning mental health crisis.  “We need to accept that mental illness, like any other chronic illness, will become […]

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Do and Don’t

Do and Don’t “A 2019 report from Mind Share Partners found that 80% of workers with a mental health condition said that ‘shame and stigma prevent them from seeking treatment’ — and that just 37% see their company’s leaders as ‘advocates for mental health at work.’”1 This quote in a Forbes article shook me into […]

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