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Mindfulness Pilot Project Underway!

On March 1st and 2nd, 2017 MatrixWorks initiated a six-month Mindfulness Pilot Project for a Fortune 500 Company in Germany. The purpose of the project is to support creative innovation in the company’s main innovation center.  The Organization sponsoring the project is interested in improved product development, increased market share, but, also in enhanced employee satisfaction, engagement, and […]

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5 Friends

What are the 5 Friends? The 5 Friends represent factors that individuals in a group need in order to be fully present and working at their best. They are also useful to evaluate the orientation of a group, and as a tool, to help the group work to its potential.   Safety A felt sense […]

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Scapegoating

The theme of the scapegoat goes all the way back to biblical times, when Aaron scarified a goat for God, and also in ancient Greece where the community would cast out a lower member of society to represent purification of the community. One was a higher sacrifice and one was a banishment, but either way, […]

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Polarities

Knowing who we are in groups is just as important as knowing about ourselves. And understanding how we show up in groups gives us insight into how we might try something new, outside the box and into the freedom of authentic relationship. There are universal energies, or archetypes that predominate group roles and help us […]

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Archetypes

Knowing who we are in groups is just as important as knowing about ourselves. And understanding how we show up in groups gives us insight into how we might try something new, outside the box and into the freedom of authentic relationship. There are universal energies, or archetypes that predominate group roles and help us […]

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Fractals

Fractals are complex patters that are self-similar across different scales. This natural phenomenon is exemplified by the structure of a tree, which mimics the micro scale of a leaf in the macro scale of the roots and branches. Fractal nature means that if something is true, then it is true at all levels of scale […]

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Social Engagement System

Social Engagement System “We are impressed by mounting scientific evidence suggesting that, in two basic ways, the human child is hardwired to connect. First, we are hardwired to connect to other people. Second, we are hardwired to connect to moral meaning and to the possibility of the transcendent. Meeting these basic needs for connectedness is […]

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Victim/Creator

Victim/Creator The empowerment triangle, developed by David Emerald gives groups a healthy way of working with scapegoating. It’s the alternative to the drama triangle that transforms the persecutor to challenger, persecutor to coach, and victim to creator. Way of seeing negative dynamics that makes it easier to work with. In the drama triangle, the persecutor […]

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