Entries by Robert Sams

Humanising Workers Compensation

A Humanising Approach James Ellis from Framework Group and I recently had the privilege of meeting a new group of people and sharing in a learning experience where our focus was on a more humanising approach to workers compensation and injury management. The Workshop was held at Sydney’s iconic The Wayside Chapel, a place where […]

Dolphyn Newsletter – May 2017

A Focus on Mental Health A Change in Direction for Dolphyn’s Rob Sams – Working More Closely With Lifeline Some of you may know of my association with Lifeline Hunter Central Coast (LLHCC) where I have been working as a volunteer Director since November 2012. From next month, I will be working more closely with LLHCC […]

Celebrating Social Sensemaking

A Special Celebratory 30% Discount To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Social Sensemaking script being sent to the editor, we are offering visitors to the Dolphyn website a 30% discount on your copy of Social Sensemaking.   What is the Book About? After a lifetime of working in Risk and Human Resources, the […]

Safety Cries Wolf!

Why is Safety so easily sucked into the practice of creating fear? It must be challenging to constantly talk of ‘care’ while at the same time acting in a way that induces anxiety. How does Safety manage this contradiction? How does it cope with the tension? Does Safety understand what this is doing to people? […]

Advanced Return to Work Training – a humanising approach (Sydney)

Key Questions: Are you frustrated by the workers compensation system and looking for more innovative and ‘humanising’ ways to navigate through it? Are you interested in learning about motivation and how this can better support people with injuries? Do you want to learn more about decision making by people involved with Return to Work including; people with […]

The Pathway of Loneliness

It must be one of the great absurdities of our modern world; that in a time where our ability to ‘connect’ is so abundant, that we are perhaps lonelier, more isolated and insecure than ever. It’s a puzzling irony that while we can ‘connect’ to so many people, in so many ways, that this ‘connection’ […]

Chapter 21 – Are You Creating an ‘Obeyience Culture’

*A Free Chapter from Social Sensemaking by: Robert Sams and Max Geyer “Culture as a collective programming of the mind thus plays an obvious role in motivation. Culture influences not only our behaviours, but also the explanations we give for our behaviours.” Geert Hofstede in: Culture and Organisations; Software of the Mind (2010, p. 327) […]

Wrestling in the Mud

‘Wrestling in the Mud’ He began crying without notice, it took me by surprise. We were in our late teens and just finished cricket practice. Following our usual routine, we stuck around for an extra ½ hour, just the two of us, as best mates do. As soon as we finished he broke down. I […]

Advanced Return to Work Training

A Humanising Approach Key Questions: Are you frustrated by the workers comp. system and looking for innovative ways to naviate through it? Are you interested in learning about how we can better support people with injuries? Do you want to learn more about people and how we make decisions? If you answered yes to any […]

Introductory Workshops – Social Sensemaking

Intro. Workshops – Social Sensemaking in Melbourne 27 & 28 Feb. Author of Social Sensemaking Rob Sams, along with good friend and Chapter Contributor Hayden Collins, will be hosting two Introductory Workshops to Social Sensemaking in Melbourne on: Monday afternoon (3-5pm) on 27th Feb. and; Tuesday morning (7-9am) on 28th Feb. The sessions will run for two […]