Photo Friday: Walls, Ceilings, Closet Doors – the things social innovators shatter.

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Floors we tend to save and build upon…

The demolition of the interior of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) began this week, to prepare for the next version that we call #CTHNext. The sledgehammers that we wielded caused me to reflect on the work and people we’ve been involved with to date who also shatter things:

More than a few people have remarked that they didn’t know why a facility refresh would be needed – everything already looked beautiful.

That’s true.

A social innovation center, though, always needs to provide an environment for people to think differently.

The people who take “no” as a question need a place to be where things are never done – always a new conversation, idea, connection to a person or community that you never envisioned before. That’s where we come in. 

So to all of you, know that we are not done. See you in the Fall 🙂 .

You can see an animated version of us at work on the Center for Total Health Blog.

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Ted Eytan, MD