• HR consulting

    HR Consulting described

    We provide general consulting to senior leaders and/or HR practitioners who would like to confidentially discuss highly sensitive employee or policy situations.  This includes the coaching, support, and development of HR professionals in the organization, as well as development of the HR function itself.

  • executive coaching

    Executive Coaching described

    We help organizations to develop and make the most of their talent. To this end, our work centers around three key groups: (1) senior executives who need to improve their managerial or interpersonal skills, or have been identified as creating negative workplace environments, (2) new executives or managers who have recently been promoted into their roles, and (3) executives or managers who want to become more effective leaders.

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    Our Values

    Our Values Through our work as both scholars and practitioners, we have come to the opinion that an almost obsessive focus on getting the culture right is the single best strategy to set an organization up for long-term success. For us, a positive and healthy workplace climate includes the following: A work environment that is respectful, flexible, fair, and inclusive; Capable leaders who inspire trust and who are uncompromisingly ethical; Supportive management who continuously coach and develop employees; Opportunities for employees to do work that feels meaningful; Frequent, transparent, and honest communication; Recognition and appreciation for good work; Opportunities for employees to grow and develop; and Accountability for adhering to…

  • true story

    Executive Sexual Advances

    A senior executive of a regional firm viewed the small workforce as his own personal dating pool. Female employees felt uncomfortable accepting his requests for dinner dates, but were also conflicted about making him mad (which might impact their employment). Following an interConnectionsLLC investigation and after reviewing our recommendation, the executive was removed by the firm’s board of directions. After he was terminated, the females who had been subject to this harassment for many years sent us a dozen yellow roses in appreciation of our investigative efforts.

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    Bad Behavior from Senior Exec

    A senior executive often complimented female employees at work, making provocative comments that made them feel uncomfortable. He also was an equal opportunity “yeller”, frequently expressing expletives to both male and female employees. InterConnectionsLLC consultants were called in to investigate the facts and to determine if a hostile work environment was being created as a result of these frequent comments and also to determine how the organization could best move forward. The individual was subsequently removed from his position.

  • true story

    Two Execs Learn to Get Along

    Two senior executives of a large corporation, both valuable employees, were creating significant workplace stress and conflict for employees in their respective groups. The company engaged Interconnections LLC to work with them both individually and in sessions together. They engaged in pre-reading assignments for their individual monthly session about relevant cases and topics. Then each month we had a separate joint session. The role of interconnections LLC was to help facilitate their conversations and to help them understand better where the other was coming from. Over a period of six months, their understanding of each other increased and their workplace interactions improved. The result was that no one was terminated…

  • true story

    Young single mom illegally searched

    A young single mom worked for a fast food restaurant. An unidentified person made a prank call to the manager on-call at the site pretending to be a police officer. The caller told him that one of his employees was stealing money from the cash register and that he needed to search her before she left the premises. He complied, conducting an egregious strip search of the employee in the bathroom stall of the restaurant. A lawsuit was filed against both the company and the manager. InterconnectionsLLC provided expert testimony about the egregiousness of the conduct and made recommendations about how the company should remedy the matter. The former employee…

  • Gary,  presentations

    Gary Metcalf: Presentations, Workshops

    PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER Presentations New Books in Systems and Cybernetics podcast, about Social Systems and Design, Metcalf, G. ed. (2014): https://newbooksnetwork.com/gary-metcalf-social-systems-and-design-springer-verlag-2014/ Formalizing Leadership. 61st Annual Conference of the International Society for the System Sciences, Vienna, Austria. July 10 – 14, 2017. Crossing the line: An exploration into toxic leadership in the U.S. Army. (with Dr. Teresa Daniel), 18th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2 – November 5, 2016. Complexity and Wholeness. Institute of Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. October 31, 2016. Complexity and the Promise of Technology. H. S. Tsien Think Tank Systems Engineering International Symposium, China Aerospace Academy of Systems Science and Engineering, Beijing,…

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    Gary Metcalf: Publications, Research

    PUBLICATIONS Books Metcalf, G., Kijima, K. & Deguchi, H. (Eds.) Handbook of systems sciences. Tokyo, Springer. (Forthcoming 2021). Daniel, T. A. & Metcalf, G. S. (2016). Stop Bullying at Work: Strategies and Tools for HR, Legal, & Risk Management Professionals. Alexandria, VA: SHRM Books. Metcalf, G. S. (Ed.), (2014). Social Systems and Design, Translational Systems Sciences 1. Tokyo: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-54478-4_1. Daniel, T. A. and Metcalf, G. S. (2001). The Management of People in Mergers & Acquisitions. Westport, CT: Quorum Books. Articles, Chapters and Papers Metcalf, G. S. (2020). The complexity of climate change and the need for policies of resilience. Paper accepted for the 4th International Conference on Complexity…