Thinking too much about trust?

Have you ever thought about something too much?  What seems obvious and intuitive unravels under logical examination.  One’s reaction: more thought and logic.  It is like picking up dry fine sand on the beach and soon your hand is empty. Thinking about doubt, hope, enthusiasm and many other human characteristics is similar.  But it is particularly true it seems of trust.  Trust is a social process, it needs other people, thus adding further dimensions to how we might study it.  Perhaps logic and thought are not enough: there is a tendency to chop and segment a subject into its component parts and then to step back and draw conclusions. We also need to give voice to the holistic sense of the experience, particularly that of anticipation as we jointly take the next steps in developing a relationship. And to build a bridge between the author and reader so that the reader might imagine the points being made in the context of their own experience.

Rob Warwick


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Rob Warwick

My experience lies in the various aspects of organisational change, particularly working with groups and individuals to understand the impact of change and the opportunities it offers. Areas of knowledge include: the formulation and implementation of Government policy; corporate strategy and planning; management control within organisational change; and public sector compliance. A common thread through much of my work is making sense of ambiguity and conflict. This includes the impact of newly introduced legislation and government policy, mergers between organisations, or their parts; and, the workings of multi-disciplinary groups. These experiences were a major influence on my doctorate on healthcare policymaking and the unpredictable and paradoxical impact it has on frontline staff practice. Areas explored in my thesis included the often unexamined implications of a scientific systems based approach to change and the impact this has on people. My thesis includes practical actions to improve policymaking.

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