Tag: Bowen theory

  • Family Pride

    The Kott/Rands clan is busy these days! Yesterday, Paul left to go on tour with his band, High Tone Son of a Bitch. Amy opened her own private therapy practice Amy Rands Therapy. Justin got a promotion from his company, Oyster. Oyster is doing well with an important concept that makes it easier to hire […]

  • Overcoming Irrational Forces in Work Systems

    Are you curious about why some work system engagements go so well and others are so difficult when by all appearances, the presenting issues seem similar? Have you thought about irrational forces at work in human systems and the power those forces have to hijack good thinking? What can a consultant do to help people […]

  • Thinking Systems: An Alternative to Blaming and Scapegoating

    Recently, I completed the data collection phase of my dissertation research. I am studying how organization development consultants use Bowen theory in their work. One theme that emerged is the tendency to look for an individual to blame for problems in a work system. This person could be the leader, or another person in the […]