Entries by Katherine Sanders

When Saving Time Wastes Time

When Saving Time Wastes Time People are busy and want to save time.  Being frantically busy has become a lifestyle. But if you’re working to shift a work system toward health, saving time up front can ultimately waste time. It’s tempting to act before we fully understand the foundations of healthy work systems.  People hear about Herzberg’s…

What Does Meaningful Work Have to Do with Health?

What does meaning have to do with health at work?  Human factor’s engineers ask exactly that. And we can help you find your way to the next level of your own personal, professional and organizational health. My guest post in this month’s Humanities Booyah blog goes beyond talking about the ways dysfunctional work systems make…

Sign Up for Fall!

It’s back-to-school time, and that means the Be Effective Series programs are coming up soon! I’m rethinking our traditional 12-week format, looking to make the programs shorter at the same time as I refresh the content. Be Aware: The Research Behind Leadership & Management is the starting point.  It’s where we translate decades of research into…

August 4 workshops coming up!

The Be Effective workshops are coming up on Tuesday, August 4 (from 9-3) at the Madison Concourse Hotel.  I hope you can join me! A Job Worth Engaging: In the morning we’ll dive into employee engagement using a work systems approach. We’ll start with an overview of the foundational theories guide organizational research to this day….

New workshops on June 30 & August 4!

I’m excited for these new workshops, and this is unusual for me! You’ve not seen workshops from me in the past, as I believe people learn best with time in between conversations. A multi-meeting format allows new ideas to sink in. We can see the concepts and theories playing themselves out in our lives between meetings. Another…