Performance Patterns

Organization

Rituals

Symbolic actions that have meaning, contributing to the organization's identity and reinforcing values and beliefs.

-Holds holiday parties, company picnics
-Conducts induction, recognition, and retirement ceremonies
-Organizes annual retreats or conferences
-Maintains fundraising activities for organizations to support local charities

Roles

A set of behaviors by the organization expected by society, shaped by culture, and may be further conceptualized and defined by the client.

-Nonprofit organization provides housing for persons living with mental illness.
-Humanitarian organization distributes food and clothing donations to refugees.
-University educates and provides service to the surrounding community.

Routines

Patterns of behavior that are observable, regular, repetitive, and that provide structure for daily life. They can be satisfying, promoting, or damaging. Routines require momentary time commitment and are embedded in cultural and ecological contexts.

-Holds regularly scheduled meetings for staff, directors, executive boards.
-Follows documentation practices for annual reports, timecards, and strategic plans.
-Turns in documentation on a scheduled basis.
-Follows the chain of command.
-Follows safety and security routines (e.g., signing in/out, using pass codes)
-Maintains dress codes (e.g., casual Fridays)
-Socializes during breaks, lunch, at the water cooler
-Follows beginning or ending routines (e.g., opening/closing the facility)
-Offers activities to meet performance expectations or standards

Personal

Habits

Automatic behavior that is integrated into more complex patterns that enable people to function on a day-to-day basis. Habits can be useful, dominating, or impoverished and either support or interfere with performance in areas of occupation.

-Automatically puts car keys in the same place.
-Spontaneously looks both ways before crossing the street.
-Repeatedly rocks back and forth when asked to initiate a task.
-Repeatedly activates and deactivates the alarm system before entering the home.
-Maintains the exact distance between all hangers when hanging clothes in a closet.

Rituals

Symbolic actions with spiritual, cultural, or social meaning, contributing to the cient's identity and reinforcing values and beliefs. Rituals have a strong affective component and represent a collection of events.

-Uses the inherited antique harbrush and brushes her hair with 100 strokes nightly as her mother had done.
-Prepares the holiday meals with favorite or traditional accoutrements, using designated dishware.
-Kisses a sacred book before opening the pages to read.

Roles

A set of behaviors expected by society, shaped by culture, and may be further conceptualized and defined by the client.

-Mother of an adolescent with developmental disabilities.
-Student with learning disability studying computer technology.
-Corporate executive returning to work after experiencing a stroke.

Routines

Patterns of behavior that are observable, regular, repetitive, and that provide structure for daily life. They can be satisfying, promoting, or damaging. Routines require momentary time commitment and are embedded in cultural and ecological contexts.

-Follows the morning sequence to complete toileting, bathing, hygiene, and dressing.
-Follows the sequence of steps involved in meal preparation.

Population

Rituals

Rituals are shared social actions with traditional, emotional, purposive, and technological meaning, contributing to values and beliefs within the population.

-Holds cultural celebrations
-Has parades or demonstrations
-Shows national affiliations/allegiances
-Follows religious, spiritual, and cultural practices, such as touching the mezuzah or using holy water when leaving/entering, praying to Mecca

Routines

Patterns of behavior that are observable, regular, repetitive, and that provide structure for daily life. They can be satisfying, promoting, or damaging. Routines require momentary time commitment and are embedded in cultural and ecological contexts.

-Follows health practices, such as scheduled immunications for children and yearly health screenings for adults.
-Follows business practices, such as provision of services for the disadvantaged populations (e.g., loans to underrepresented groups)
-Follows legislative procedures, such as those associated with IDEA and Medicare
-Follows social customs for greeting



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