Systems help me get things done AND not to think about it. I don’t need to make decisions each time, they are patterns in my life.
From the Blog on systems thinking
The Policy Lab has recently put out a toolkit on thinking about the government as a system. 56 different approaches to try!
As we ‘break things apart’ we forget how much of life is interconnected. We do not live moving from one vacuum tube to another.
Most change makers are not starting with a clean slate. We work with evolving systems containing complex work arounds.
The time horizon for systems change is often long. However, in our culture long time horizons are often seen as unacceptable.
Not all change is complex and there are many keys to unlocking change, but here are three for complex change.
When we approach organisational and system change in siloes, when we approach this change linearly, we set ourselves up for frustration.
Often systemic change is about connecting disconnected parts, unknowns, and surprises. None of this fits neatly into a logframe.
Data doesn’t lie is a myth. Data can be helpful to understand a view, a perspective. But it is a perspective, not the only perspective.