Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #15

Benjamin P. Taylor
4 min readSep 18, 2021

Hello!

Do please have a look at the Conscious Organisation conference, 7–8 October this year — some fantastic speakers and I am chairing — it won’t be a traditional conference but short sharp inputs and real engagement. See below for a discount code too.

The Conscious Organisation conference 2021

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If I may share this conference that I’m chairing… What does ‘conscious organisation’ mean to you? https://t.co/r9P6yniXCZ with early bird offer to get a 50 % discount by using the coupon code : CONS50

Is ‘systems convening’ a thing?chosen-path.org
The book, Systems convening: a crucial form of leadership for the 21st Century was published just over a month ago; the launch event, for which over a thousand people signed up, took place on 2 September. All the information about the book and community is hosted by the authors, Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner, at https://wenger-trayner.com/systems-convening/Continue reading Is ‘systems convening’ a thing? →

The Lighthouse and RedQuadrant toolkit for setting up a Child House child sexual abuse service

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The Lighthouse in Camden is the first ‘Child House’ in the country, bringing together a range of child-friendly multi-disciplinary services for children and young people who allege sexual abuse at some time in their lives. PSTA partner organisation, RedQuadrant, has worked alongside the Lighthouse since 2018, including developing a cost-benefit methodology and a sustainability strategy. […]

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RIP

Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81 | Clive Sinclair | The Guardian

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Creator of the landmark ZX Spectrum and the less commercially successful C5 died after a long illness

Ralph Stacey 10/9/1942–4/9/2021

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Originally posted on Complexity & Management Centre: I am writing to let you know that I heard from Ralph Stacey’s family on Sunday that Ralph died peacefully in hospital on Saturday night after a short illness over the summer. Many of you who follow this site may already know a lot about Ralph and will…

Ethics in public service

Paul Dacre ‘should be banned from reapplying’ as Ofcom chair, says Tory MP | Paul Dacre | The Guardian

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Ministers restarted interview process for Ofcom job after former editor considered ‘unappointable’

Revealed: ‘Sweetheart’ tax deals each worth over £1bn | HMRC | The Guardian

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Four corporations that reached settlements worth £4.5bn between them are among those let off lightly

Freeports face delay due to ‘lack of tax detail’, experts say — CityAM

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Tax experts have warned that the opening of England’s eight new freeports would likely be delayed because the government had yet to reveal details of the tax regime for the programme.

Vote on axing Universal Credit cut set to PASS — but Boris Johnson will ignore it — Mirror Online

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Tory MPs look set to be told to abstain in the crucial — but non-binding — vote on sparing six million Brits a £20-a-week cut to their incomes

Jewson warns of price rises amid shortage of building materials | Construction industry | The Guardian

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Supply chain crisis means cement, plasterboard and insulation are being rationed by manufacturers

nadine dorries culture trolling — Twitter Search

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On Sep 15 @NeilMackay tweeted: “This is some high level performance art ..” — read what others are saying and join the conversation.

systems | complexity | cybernetics

Kittens are Evil II: Six leading systems thinkers pitch their big idea Tickets, Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite

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Eventbrite — Little Heresies, Northumbria University presents Kittens are Evil II: Six leading systems thinkers pitch their big idea — Thursday, October 14, 2021 — Find event and ticket information.

Fieldnote: Obscuring Complexity & Welcoming Trojan Mice — Sam Rye

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Complexity•Sep 12, 2021 How can we work in organisations that don’t see complexxity, if we’re committed to embracing complexity in our practice? Fieldnote: Obscuring Complexity & Welcoming Trojan Mice Complexity•Sep 12, 2021 How can we work in organisations that don’t see complexxity, if we’re committed to embracing complexity in our practice? Fieldnote: Obscuring Complexity & […]

The Complexity Evaluation Toolkit from CECAN

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press release: New toolkit to help evaluate complex policies Press Release from CECAN toolkit: Also: their evluation framework for DEFRA:

Public service transformation

The Smart Homes and Independent Living Commission has published its Call for Evidence

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They are asking for evidence and perspectives on how technology acquired through the social care system and privately can help disabled and older people have greater control over their domestic lives. Submissions from organisations and individuals with experience of independent living, and the social care, housing and technology sectors are welcome. The call for evidence […]

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More brain food

The Cost-Benefit Fallacy: Why Cost-Benefit Analysis Is Broken and How to Fix It — Flyvbjerg (2021)

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The Cost-Benefit Fallacy: Why Cost-Benefit Analysis Is Broken and How to Fix It Flyvbjerg, Bent and Dirk W. Bester, forthcoming, “The Cost-Benefit Fallacy: Why Cost-Benefit Analysis Is Broken and How to Fix It,” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, accepted for publication. 25 Pages Posted: Bent Flyvbjerg University of Oxford — Said Business School Date Written: September […]

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