Talking Risk Video – Anti-Fragility - 3 Part Series 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 … [Read more...] about Talking Risk Video–Anti-Fragility
Psychological Core Stability for Wellbeing in Workers Comp Recently I’ve been reading Scott Barry Kaufman’s book, Transcend - the new science of self actualisation. This book explains the evolution and utility of humanistic psychology, drawing heavily on the writings and teachings of Abraham … [Read more...] about Psychological Core Stability for Wellbeing in Workers Comp
The cumbersome systems that have evolved around workers compensation cause frustration and suffering for employers and workers. Employers get saddled with volatile costs and workers get labelled as problems to be fixed. Health professionals reluctantly and cautiously engage in the same way that we … [Read more...] about In search of plan B in workers’ recovery
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” Albert Einstein (attributed) Some years ago, tired of my irritating enquiries about the quality of their school day, my teenage sons … [Read more...] about What and how should we measure to support recovery from injury?
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 … [Read more...] about Humanising Workers Compensation: the missed opportunity
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 … [Read more...] about I work in workers compensation
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 … [Read more...] about The workers compensation discourse
How does collective mindfulness apply to workers compensation? How do our expectations get us into trouble? Oh, and what is the meaning of life? I’m not so sure which I enjoy most anymore, being right or being wrong? My family, who are accustomed to my insatiable appetite for being right are (I … [Read more...] about How does collective mindfulness apply to workers compensation?
Introducing our latest awesome Author: James Ellis from The Framework Group Is Choice The First Casualty in the Worker’s Compensation War? Every day we make decisions based on insufficient information, informed by our biases and shortcuts, which ironically, we’re also ignorant to. Even in the … [Read more...] about Is Choice The First Casualty in the Worker’s Compensation War?