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Episode 78: From Punishment to Discipline to Accountability in Trauma-Informed Organizations

Posted on April 2, 2019

Episode 78: From Punishment to Discipline to Accountability in Trauma-Informed Organizations

Podcasters: Matt Bennett & Curt Mower

Due to high levels of stress, helping organizations are always at risk of falling into rigid and authoritative ways of thinking and acting. One manifestation of this rigidity is the overuse of punitive action where those in power punish those they have power over without stepping back to look at the larger issue. In this episode, Curt and Matt will explore this overreliance of punitive measures and alternative approaches trauma-informed organizations utilize to create healthier more engaging cultures.

Discussion Questions:

  1. When have you seen people rely on punishment to force behavioral change? How effective was this approach?
  2. What role do you think punishment or discipline has in trauma-informed organizations?
  3. How do you see accountability differing from punishment and even discipline?

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