Blog Archive (Year: 2022)
Continuous Improvement at our Retreat
An organization needs to continually look at its processes and determine what works and what does not seem to be effective. We did that this July. Among other things, we discussed our issuing of draft reports. Our current process includes sending them out asking for factual correction and we have gotten few factual corrections. In... read more
Our office has been working hard to ensure that the information on our website is as up to date as possible and easily accessible. The first step in reaching this goal was the implementation of two new icons on our home page called Access Forms and Privacy Forms. These two tabs will navigate to our... read more
Who is “Fake Ron”?
Staff in my office received an email from me, but it wasn’t from me. They dubbed it, “Fake Ron”. Apparently, I wanted the recipient of the email to do me a favor. This fake email attempting to use my name is a good reminder to me and the staff of my office that there are... read more
Learned Helplessness in the World of Data Privacy
A theory in the study of psychology suggests we simply give up if we believe we have no control over what happens to us. This theory, discovered by psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier, is known as “learned helplessness.” The theory is straightforward: when we are subjected to something repeatedly and feel as though we... read more