Behaviour

Foucalt and Autonomy

The Frenchman Michel Foucault was one of the leading figures in twentieth century philosophy. His theories and constructs made a profound impact across many social movements and institutions including women’s liberation and psychiatry. A Foucaultian analysis surfaces deep insights into the political context in which the individual operates. The reality an individual experiences cannot be … Continue reading

Behaviour

Dogs and Bells and Neural Networks

Say hello to reductio-ad-Fido. Pavlov’s dog of the classic 1927 experiments was conditioned to associate the ringing of a bell with the presentation of food. The training so complete that an involuntary response such as salivation could become triggered by the bell stimulus alone. Such behavioural systems based learning systems, together with insights emerging into … Continue reading

Behaviour

Neural Improvement?

Preamble This is an essay on how neuroscience informed approaches to change management can be of relevance to the field of business process improvement. The content is extensively referenced so as to provide helpful markers to those interested in further research along these lines. Introduction Sydney, June 28, 2011.  First day of the Process Excellence … Continue reading