Human-centered Workplaces in the Irish Health Care Sector

Dawna Jones
2 min readMay 12

Season 6, Ep. 96 of the Inspirational Insights Podcast on Spotify and on all the usual players

Healthcare services in many nations are under pressure to adapt their design to meet the challenges in today’s world. Two exemplary leaders in this challenging field, Margaret Stone and JP Swaine of the Irish Health Service share their experience in working with organizational network analysis and other means to engage the power of people within the 147, 000 employee organization. Starting small and thinking big, both leaders bring leadership skills fit for complex systems.$/5a6fab1455cdce603414631c/human-centered-workplaces-the-irish-health-service

Margaret Stone is a change maker, leader, and believer in empowering staff through a social movement to shape the culture of a health service — and by translating values into behaviors. She has extensive experience in developing and leading programs to enable change in culture in the Irish Health Services. A Social Movement Change Leader and Viral Change fellow with a specific interest in developing and enabling people to their best abilities to improve Health Services.

JP. Swaine is the Culture Transformation Manager with HSE Culture & Engagement and leads nationally on the Values in Action movement in the Health Services in Ireland. Values in Action is a behavior-based social movement in the Irish Healthcare system. JPs diverse experience is grounded in understanding social systems and cognitive psychology. He has worked for many years in the Irish Community Mental Health Services and developed the First Fortnight social enterprise, Irelands Mental Health Arts Charity.

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