In 2020, Integrated Work began to explore what it would mean to move into a self-management structure. We evolved from using Holacracy to a human-first model we call KOAN: a kind, open, adaptive network. Navigating this shift from a more traditional hierarchy to self-management required a lot of courage, candid conversations, flexibility, and time from each team member. In May 2021, we officially adopted our KOAN constitution describing how we work together and what we value. At our September 2021 staff retreat, our first in-person time together since that adoption, (don’t worry, we were all vaccinated and masked), we lived into our KOAN principles in how we behaved together and in the way we designed the time we shared.
The Pandemic has created a new normal, and with it, the need for new kinds of leadership skills. This article explores the impact on community health centers in particular.
In this article, one of our team members explores how The Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL) program, Easing Back to Life, and her experience connecting to nature provided a great opportunity to be intentional about pandemic reemergence and created time to consider what parts of a reimagined life would be valuable to carry forward.
20 years ago, the nation and the world woke up to some of the most tragic news of our lifetime. To this day, it has changed and shaped all of us. In this article, we have reflections about that day and current times from our team.
In this article, Integrated Work, a women-led and women-owned company, appreciates and reflects on three August holidays that acknowledge women.
Integrated Work is delighted to welcome Moira Perez to our team. She’s been a longtime collaborator, so we’re especially excited to have her join us. Here’s a little more about Moira and why we love having her on the team.
Taking the Time to do Things Right: Building Your JUSTICE EQUITY DIVERSITY And INCLUSION (JEDI) Muscles
What lessons can we take from triathlon training (or training for any sport), that also apply to an individual’s or an organization’s effort to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive? Just like sports performance, building muscles to address diversity, equity, and inclusion won’t happen overnight.
This article explores the connection between structural racism and health equity, ending with a set of questions to help community health centers and the organizations that support them to reflect on their role in dismantling structural racism to create health equity.
Clinics share detailed, practical suggestions for addressing transportation insecurity, one of the components of SDOH, whether an organization is just starting out, expanding its work, or introducing change during a healthcare crisis. We hope you enjoy their insights!
While we guide individuals to lead with purpose, we often send these folks back into systems that haven’t really evolved to support new ways of thinking and being. Download CEO Jennifer Simpson’s thought-provoking piece “Amplify Your Impact: Making the Most of Mission-Driven Leadership” to learn about an organizing model that helps leaders deliver on their vision.
Today’s health center heroes continue their quest to provide equitable healthcare for all. In this article, we look at the issues and opportunities facing health centers in the year ahead.
Eid al-Adha is a holiday centered around reconnection with God, spirituality, family, and friends. Muslims gather for morning Eid prayers at their local mosque or center of worship followed by time with friends and family.
To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.