Taking stock: Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #61

This week

Australasian Change Days 2022 — Shifting Balance | 28 comments

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What are the costs of separating ‘#changemanagement’ from delivery of #change? I’m looking forward to speaking at #ACDC22 — Australasian Change Days 2022… 28 comments on LinkedIn

Core links

Greatest hits, arguably

not the banana | 47 comments

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Cybernetics is not the banana. Wat? What are we offering the world? Imagine a chimp in a cage. In this cage is a banana on top of a large shelf, out … 47 comments on LinkedIn

adaptive public service, the adaptive council | 63 comments

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>> What capability do #publicservices most need in 2022 and beyond? << The degree of stress, pressure, and overwhelm seems to have been growing for the… 63 comments on LinkedIn

five worlds practices for system transformation | 25 comments

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What does seeing the different worlds that make up an organisation show you? It can unlock #innovation, #creativity, and improve #customerrelations and… 25 comments on LinkedIn

#futureofwork — Benjamin Taylor, RedQuadrant | 44 comments

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What do you want the #future of work to hold? How will it impact our #careers, #motivation, and #management thinking? How can we maximise #creativity and… 44 comments on LinkedIn

classification and its consequences | 62 comments

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Do things fit into neat categories? Is a Jaffa Cake a biscuit or a cake? Is a flapjack? Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Is a worker an employee, a… 62 comments on LinkedIn

8 things to think about systems | complexity | cybernetics | 62 comments

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Have you ever been encouraged to ‘see the whole’, or ‘think holistically’? Have you read that it is critical for our #future that we ‘see the whole of… 62 comments on LinkedIn

five key questions and the learning ladder of purpose | 35 comments

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Transformation is a load of old b*ll*cks, isn’t it? People often ask me this — or they might put it a bit more politely: ‘what does transformation really… 35 comments on LinkedIn

signals of demand

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How does the signal of demand get through to your organisation? Are you actually able to hear where you can create value? I was once in a project to … 93 comments on LinkedIn

don’t give liars power | 72 comments

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Have you ever been taken for a mug? Lied to, manipulated? We hired someone into an important #management position, with financial responsibilities. They… 72 comments on LinkedIn

RedQuadrant — discovery for complex services | 30 comments

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What tools, approaches, perspectives do you reach for when you have to review an organisation, service, team, or department? Here’s my ‘go to’ list when… 30 comments on LinkedIn

down with jobs #futureofwork | 252 comments

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Do you want a job in the future? Is my theory crazy? I believe that the future of work is — no jobs. The idea of an ‘employment contract’ will fade away… 252 comments on LinkedIn

‘Freedom day’ — 133 comments

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Honest Guv’nor — change management used for evil

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Have you ever seen #changemanagement used for evil? To give people a false sense of input into a foregone conclusion? My session at Australasian Change… 56 comments on LinkedIn

The worst projects I’ve ever been on have been doomed to succeed | 121 comments

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The worst projects I’ve ever been on have been doomed to succeed We’ve all been there. The leaders and politicians/board have literally put their names… 121 comments on LinkedIn

Systems Convening

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💡 Do you enable learning across boundaries? 💡 Can you connect people across silos? 💡 Are you able to bring a broader view to local settings? Have… 65 comments on LinkedIn

unreasonable demands and double binds at work | 78 comments

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blame and context | 56 comments

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When have you seen someone change their position — and suddenly change their perspective? The arrogant superstar suddenly brought low? The ardent Trade… 56 comments on LinkedIn

Requisite Agility unleashed | 40 comments

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Do you want to do the work of the future, or the past? Which work are you currently doing? The work of the future is · to create value for people… 40 comments on LinkedIn

conscious organisation | 100 comments

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What question would you like to have answered about ‘conscious organisation’? On 7–8 October I’m proud to be hosting an event that brings together 14 … 100 comments on LinkedIn

the pinball organisation — doing the wrong thing right | 43 comments

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Have you ever been ‘referred’ or ‘signposted’? How did it feel? We worked with one council to analyse the whole of their customer contact. The council… 43 comments on LinkedIn

Overthrow Capitalisation (An ACRONYMS) | 51 comments

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Why I Am Against Capitalisation (Or, Actually, Capitals) Have you ever been in a #management meeting where everyone used the jargon, but nobody had a … 51 comments on LinkedIn

desire paths and responses to them | 59 comments

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Here’s a puzzle for you, another ‘whodunnit’. In a district council we worked with, there was a new housing estate nicely situated near to the commuter… 59 comments on LinkedIn

Adaptive Leadership — technical and adaptive change | 11 comments

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Technical vs adaptive problems I don’t quite know why this distinction is so valuable to people — but it is! The attached is from a recent session to… 11 comments on LinkedIn

Accelerating Enterprise Digital Transformation | 34 comments

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What’s your most controversial view about #digitaltransformation? We should all just straight-up refuse to use the phrase “digital transformation” from… 34 comments on LinkedIn

The RedQuadrant tool shed | 47 comments

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Have you ever seen #consultants deliver the right thing — in the wrong time and place? Go wrong because they were trying to impose their model, not adapt… 47 comments on LinkedIn

Taylor’s Law | 122 comments

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What’s your favourite saying that you invented?* What Law would bear your name? Or what’s your favourite Law from someone else? Taylor’s Corollary to… 122 comments on LinkedIn

transaction costs do not predict systems costs | 49 comments

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If you wanted to predict how many customer contacts a council would have, and how much they cost, what factor do you think would best predict? Population… 49 comments on LinkedIn

mystery shopping and customer insight | 23 comments

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How are you experiencing what your customers experience? When leaders have no idea of the real-life experience of their service, finding out can be a … 23 comments on LinkedIn

RedQuadrant — how to help your change succeed with VECIT | 57 comments

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Wouldn’t it be good if you could improve your chances of successful change? Is your pattern of change interventions on track for success — or failure? … 57 comments on LinkedIn

stress leaves its marks | 61 comments

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It’s often *after* the stress that the problems kick in. Are you ‘floundering’? How do we exit from stress gracefully? If you’ve ever been to a busy … 61 comments on LinkedIn

the learning ladder of purpose — RedQuadrant | 33 comments

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Where is your organisation on the learning ladder of purpose? How organisations relate to their contexts is critical. I’m talking customers, consumers… 33 comments on LinkedIn

Systems Community of Inquiry

Patterns — Gordon Brander

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This is my bag of tricks — patterns, rules-of-thumb, tools, cheatsheets, gimmicks, leverage points, questions, risks, and unknowns. Patterns — Gordon Brander See also ‘library’ page at https://gordonbrander.com/lib

Subscendence — Journal #85 October 2017 — e-flux — Timothy Morton

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Subscendence — Journal #85 October 2017 — e-flux Very good, this. h/t Michael Garfield SubscendenceTimothy MortonA record of a positive discharge of electricity, also known as a Lichtenberg figure, in the text Walter E. Woobury,‟Photographing Electrical Discharges” in Popular Science Monthly, Volume 49, (July 1896). Photo: Wikimedia CommonsIssue #85October 2017 Subscendence — Journal #85 October 2017 — e-flux

From first-order to second-order evaluation practice: time to shift the ground — EES

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From first-order to second-order evaluation practice: time to shift the groundby Sharon Scotcher | Aug 30, 2022 | Blog From first-order to second-order evaluation practice: time to shift the ground — EES

Emergent Engineering: Reframing the Grand Challenge for the 21st Century | Santa Fe Institute

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Emergent Engineering: Reframing the Grand Challenge for the 21st Century Emergent Engineering: Reframing the Grand Challenge for the 21st Century | Santa Fe Institute EMERGENT ENGINEERING:REFRAMING THE GRAND CHALLENGEFOR THE 21ST CENTURYDavid C. Krakauer, SFISanta Fe Institute, 2019

Centre for Systems Studies, University of Hull — 30th Anniversary Event, 21 September 2022, 1–4pm @UK time (online and in person)

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Centre for Systems Studies Anniversary Event Webinar The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Centre for Systems Studies21 September 2022, 12.30–4pmDiscovery Room, Hull University Business SchoolOnline & In-PersonOn 21 September 2022, we are holding an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Systems Studies (CSS) here at the University of […]

A Systemic Perspective on National Preparedness | John Beckford |National Preparedness Commission

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A Systemic Perspective on National Preparedness01 September 2022In this article John Beckford articulates a set of themes on applying systemic thinking to the notion of national preparedness. These themes will be explored in a set of subsequent papers commissio A Systemic Perspective on National Preparedness | National Preparedness Commission

Sustainability from ecological anthropology: the second life of trees — Coevolving Innovations

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Sustainability from ecological anthropology: the second life of trees Sustainability from ecological anthropology: the second life of trees — Coevolving Innovations

Integrating a systems approach into Defra — GOV.UK

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Integrating a systems approach into Defra Published 23 May 2022 Integrating a systems approach into Defra — GOV.UK Document references: Defra appoints six new Academic Fellows to lead Systems Research Programme (3 May 2019) https://www.gov.uk/government/news/science-research-programme-launched-to-inform-defra-policy-making

Failing Productively in Systems Change: Key Mindsets & Practices — CoCreative on NetworkWeaver

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FAILING PRODUCTIVELY IN SYSTEMS CHANGE: KEY MINDSETS & PRACTICESBy CoCreative 23 Aug 2022 Failing Productively in Systems Change: Key Mindsets & Practices — NetworkWeaver

Misc

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth — Brave New Europe

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Book review by Branko Milanovic My first Summer book to read and review is Kate Raworth’s very successful “Doughnut economics: Seven ways to think like the 21st-century economist”. It is an ambitious book whose objective […]

Development and application of ‘systems thinking’ principles for quality improvement | BMJ Open Quality

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Revealed: levelling up fund allocated south-east twice as much as north-east | Politics | The Guardian

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New figures raise further questions about failure of government fund to reach the poorest areas of UK

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