Series

This page collates the various series of posts by Steven Shorrock on humanisticsystems.com.

Four Kinds of Human Factors

This is a series on four kinds of ‘Human Factors’ seem to exist in our minds, each with somewhat different meanings and – perhaps – implications.

  1. The Human Factor
  2. Factors of Humans
  3. Factors Affecting Humans
  4. Socio-Technical System Interaction

The Varieties and Archetypes of Human Work

This is a series of posts on The Archetypes of Human Work, which are based on the interactions or relationships between The Varieties of Human Work.

  1. The Messy Reality
  2. Congruence
  3. Taboo
  4. Ignorance and Fantasy
  5. Projection
  6. P.R. and Subterfuge
  7. Defunct

Work and how to survive it

This is a series reflecting on excerpts from Life and How To Survive It, by the psychotherapist Robin Skynner and the comedian John Cleese, with some reflections on work and organisations. 

  1. Work and how to survive it: Lesson 1. Understand ‘how work goes’
  2. Work and how to survive it: Lesson 2. Understand variation inside your organisation
  3. Work and how to survive it: Lesson 3. Encourage the whole self
  4. [Ongoing]

Inquiries from the Edge

This series comprises podcasts and transcripts of interviews with figures from different spheres of practice, on the subject of human work.

Human Factors at the Fringe

In this series, I reflect on productions from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that somehow relate to human relationships with technology and with others, and that connected with me.