What and how should we measure to support recovery from injury?

What and how should we measure to support recovery from injury? “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”[1] Albert Einstein (attributed) Some years ago, tired of my irritating enquiries about the quality of their school day, my teenage sons started to respond to my question - ‘how …

Humanising Workers Compensation: the missed opportunity

Humanising Workers Compensation: the missed opportunity – by James Ellis from http://www.frameworkgroup.com.au In preparation for dipping my toe into the public arena of the RTW summit I read through the training material generously provided by the energetic convenor, Mark Stipic. I’m a podcast addict and I’ve been absorbing Mark’s podcasts (RTW Nation) on my daily …

I work in workers compensation

I work in workers compensation by James Ellis – FIRST PUBLISHED HERE When I tell people, at a BBQ for example - when their PC demeanour is perhaps suppressed - that I work in the arena of workers compensation, the reaction is usually disappointing. It would be very rare for someone to react by saying …

Talking Risk Video–Anti-Fragility

Talking Risk Video–Anti-Fragility Dave Whitefield and James Ellis have a conversation on the couch around the concept of anti-fragility. They pose the question: “What is the opposite of fragile?” The answer is not what we would normally assume. The guys discuss the concept of exposure to stress and risk actually making us stronger, using the …

The workers compensation discourse

The workers compensation discourse A friend that I study with visited me recently with his wife. Cheekily, she chastised us for overusing the word ‘discourse’. “Why don’t you just say conversation or talking” she suggested? Almost simultaneously, and defensively, we responded by stating our position…..that discourse is so much more than the spoken words. According …