More Recommended Readings

Are you ready for our annual conference at Rutgers University next week?  We are!

Please, find more recommended readings in our website, as they will help you better understand and discuss the topics of the sessions.

We’re looking forward to meeting you and have great conversations on how to Design Collaborative Ecosystems!

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Social Media made simple

How do I start connecting with people on Social Media?

What is the best Social Media channel for me?

How many times should I tweet per day?

Why do I need a YouTube channel?

How do I connect with my audience?

Get some answers in our next Webinar

on July 26th, 12.00 to 1.30 EDT!

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Join the Socio-technical systems community and explore how Social Media can help you!







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Reimagining Human Relations in Our Time

Don’t miss the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Tavistock Institute! 

TIHR 70 Festival programme – live

We are delighted to launch the website for ‘Reimagining Human Relations in Our Time’, a festival celebrating 70 years of the Tavistock Institute.

At the heart of the festival is the Institute’s archive which over the last two years has been intricately and delicately catalogued at
Wellcome Library. These two things coinciding – our anniversary and the launch of the archive – are a great cause for celebration because the insights of our forebears as they tackled past societal challenges are now available to you. How might we take inspiration from their learning as we grapple with today’s major concerns, such as an environment at tipping point, ageing and social care, displaced people and populations, crises in faith, identity and leadership, and our wellbeing at work?

The festival website is the starting place for you to join us in these questions with access to a rich programme offering opportunities to take part, reflect, dream, debate, consider, listen and observe, and perform.

With its online booking system and easy to view programme you will be able to curate your own festival experience, keep in touch with festival news, and access recordings, reflections, and photographs posted following each event via the festival’s ‘ArchLive’.

We look forward to seeing you in October.

Juliet Scott, Festival Director

Eliat Aram, CEO TIHR

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Social Media Webinar

Do you have a Social Media strategy? Would you like to connect better with your clients and potential clients? Or would you like to create a community that connects with people locally and globally?

Social Media will allow you to connect with millions of users, keeps growing constantly and allows you to support different areas of the organization: from customer service to brand awareness,  Social Media can help you position yourself as an industry expert and expand your professional network.

Join me on July 26th for our next webinar and discover How can Social Media help you & us?


Together, we will explore what Social Media can do for you and organization, as well as how can it work for the STS Roundtable in this interconnected world.


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Did you miss our last webinar?

We have just posted our last webinar, Collaboration Theory meets STS Design, with Charles Heckscher.

If you missed it (or any other) please visit this page.  This page is for members only, so if you don’t have your membership fees up to date, please visit the Membership page first.

This webinar serves as a preparation for our next Annual Meeting in September, so if you haven’t signed up for it, take advantage of the Early Registration fee, that will end this month.  This Annual Meeting is going to be awesome!

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Last call for Early Registration fees

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Socio Technical Systems Roundtable in Rutgers University: New Brunswick, NJ.   If you wish to take advantage of the reduced fee for early registration, you must register by June 30th, 2017.

Please visit the registration page and get ready to join us in September 12 -15 !

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FINAL Call for Expressions of Interest in Writing a Book Chapter

As you know, Bernard Mohr and Ezra Dessers are co-editing a book called

Designing Integrated Care Ecosystems: A Socio-Technical Perspective


and they are interested in relational, systemic processes of co-creating integrated care systems that work for everyone.  BOTH socio-technical and non socio-technical design stories are sought to help us understand and evolve socio-technical design theory and practice. 

Chapters are not due until December 1, 2017 but Short Abstracts are Due on July 1st–  HOWEVER If You Need More Time to write your abstract, please contact Bernard J Mohr  or Ezra Dessers 

Join this community of pioneers and help us advance the literature on multi-organisational and multi-actor networks of care (i.e. care ecosystems)!

To read all the information related to this book, please click here: Extended Call for Chapters

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Learning to Change in Italian – By Jean Neumann

We just learned that Jean Neumann’s articles and essays have been compiled in the book Apprendere per Cambiare, published on February 2017.

Congratulations, Jean, for this great work that will help guide Italian leaders, managers and change agents!

Here is an excerpt from  the article written by Francesca Falcone and Antonio Sama about Jean’s book:


This is the first book that collects a series of contributions Jean Neumann has made with her work over the years. This work conceptualises the understanding of the complexity of the organisational change as an interdisciplinary scholarly practice with professional implications for change agents. The book is also the result of applying the Tavistock Institute’s traditions to the Italian Third Sector.

In February 2017 the first Italian edition of a selection of Jean Neumann’s articles was released by Maggioli Editori[1]. The book Apprendere per Cambiare. La ricerca azione per il cambiamento e la consulenza organizzativa[2] is a translation of Jean’s work on two levels. The first, and most obvious, is the translation from English into Italian. The second is less evident and more of a cultural and professional project: the translation of ideas.

The occasion for an initial translation of three of Jean’s articles (Chapters 1, 2 and 5 in this volume) was the idea of translating concepts, theoretical frameworks and professional practice around organisational change for Italian Third Sector organisations. Based on a formal collaboration between the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) and C.N.C.A.[3] Jean and Antonio Sama delivered two residential education events in 2009 in Rome and 2013 in Lamezia Terme. The chapters were then translated for educational purpose and circulated only among participants.

The Italian volume contains articles and book chapters that cover almost twenty years of Jean’s publications from “difficult beginnings” in 1994 to the “Lewinian rules” in 2013. Jean’s work continues the long tradition of social sciences applied to understanding and addressing societal and organisational issues. The choice of material to be translated and published follows three strategic lines that can be identified, among others, in Jean’s work. The first is the integration of disciplines (mainly system psychodynamics and organisational sciences) relevant to understanding and supporting the complexity of organisational change projects. The second, logically following on from this focusses on the skills, competencies and abilities any change agent (internal or external) uses when it comes to work with their client systems. The third looks at how change agents (for example organisational consultants) can acquire and develop such skills and competencies as part of, or the core of their professional development.

To read the complete article, please visit the Tavistock Institute website.

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Our next webinar is coming

Mark it on  your calendar:  June 14th at 12.00 EDT

Collaboration Theory Meets STS Design


Join Charles Heckscher and the STS Community and discuss this interesting topic.  Find all the details and how to register here.  If you’re a member with your fees up to date, just send us an email.

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Call for Chapter Proposals – Integrated Care Ecosystems

From our colleague Bernard Mohr we received this Call for Proposals

INTEGRATED CARE ECO-SYSTEMS ( Designing for Patients, Families and Clinical Care Team Members)


Creating health requires many participants. This is a unique opportunity to push the frontier of care – for the benefit of patients, families and all other members of the care team. Join us at this new frontier of Socio-Technical Design theory, principles and practice as applied to Integrated Care Ecosystems.

The call for chapters can be found at the following link.

If you have trouble, please contact me by email.   We look forward to hearing from you.


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