The Policy Lab has recently put out a toolkit on thinking about the government as a system. 56 different approaches to try!
From the Blog on systems thinking
Learning to Un-Forget
As we ‘break things apart’ we forget how much of life is interconnected. We do not live moving from one vacuum tube to another.
Rarely a Clean Slate
Most change makers are not starting with a clean slate. We work with evolving systems containing complex work arounds.
The Time Horizon Challenge
The time horizon for systems change is often long. However, in our culture long time horizons are often seen as unacceptable.
3 Keys for Complex Change
Not all change is complex and there are many keys to unlocking change, but here are three for complex change.
Organisations are not Islands
When we approach organisational and system change in siloes, when we approach this change linearly, we set ourselves up for frustration.
Disconnected people, Coffee, and Rabbit Holes
Often systemic change is about connecting disconnected parts, unknowns, and surprises. None of this fits neatly into a logframe.
The Data Doesn’t Lie Myth
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.
Adoption is much more than Technical
Smooth transition and adoption are the holy grail of change projects. Most user journeys fail to go beyond the technical thinking in their project.