Acknowledgment of Nation. “We acknowledge the explorers and pioneers and their descendants who planted the British flag and Christian faith on this continent, creating the Australian nation. We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have lived here since the Dreamtime. And we acknowledge the Federal Commonwealth of Australia, created by the nation under the Crown to guard the liberty of all citizens.“
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Welcome to the Social Technologies website.
Social Technologies Pty Ltd consults to leaders in business, politics and community affairs.
What is different about the company?
Short answer: The radically interdisciplinary field of biosocial science.
Longer answer: The Firm’s principal investigator, Dr. Frank Salter, is a specialist at applying behavioural biology to analyse social behaviour in a range of settings. He provides that knowledge to business and government.
Related knowledge consists of:
- • specialised theory concerning universals of human behaviour, including the distribution of emotions and authority in groups and hierarchies; and
- • observational methods for assessing behaviour in informal and organisational environments.
Frank is uniquely equipped with this knowledge. His text, Emotions in Command: Biology, Bureaucracy, and Cultural Evolution, originally published in 1995 by Oxford University Press, pioneered the field of organisational ethology.
Subsequent research, teaching and publications (see Publications+Presentations) have broadened in scope to include diversity issues bearing on interpersonal relations between the sexes as well as ethnic conflict and solidarity.
This knowledge also bears on policy formulation and ethics. Frank is an academic with over twenty years of experience in Europe and the United States in the overlapping fields of politics and public administration. He provides analysis, coaching and teaching calibrated to the needs of workplaces.