Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #26

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public | service | transformation

what could the role of government and public services look like in the 21st Century and beyond? — the once-chosen path

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Announcing UKGovcamp 2022

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Left shift: show me the evidence.

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systems | complexity | cybernetics

Is there an actual source for the Kurt Lewin quote “You cannot understand a system until you try to change it”?

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Sometimes this is given as “If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.” and I learned it as “You never understand a system until you start to try to change it.” I also see Urie Bronfenbrenner quoted as saying: “you never understand a phenomenon until you try to change it”. I would […]

Cybersyn in The Economist | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Storytelling for Systems Change | Centre For Public Impact (CPI) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Storytelling for Systems Change Insights from the field How can stories help us change systems?Storytelling for Systems Change | Centre For Public Impact (CPI)

Mikael Seppälä’s 2019 work on frameworks of capabilities employed by practitioners in Systems Change

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Mikael Seppälä @mikaelseppala We’re convening a Community of Practice of stakeholders around #SystemsChange. To help the process I’m reviewing existing frameworks of capabilities employed by practitioners in the field. Am I missing something? Any efforts we should join? WIP: http://bit.ly/systemschangetraining (2) Mikael Seppälä on Twitter: “We’re convening a Community of Practice of 🇫🇮 stakeholders around […]

Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Towards Self-Organizing Bureaucracies | Gershenson (2008) | International Journal of Public Information Systems | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Towards Self-Organizing Bureaucracies Carlos Gershenson http://www.ijpis.net/ojs/index.php/IJPIS/article/view/51 Abstract The goal of this paper is to contribute to eGovernment efforts, encouraging the use of self-organization as a method to improve the efficiency and adaptability of bureaucracies and similar social systems. Bureaucracies are described as networks of agents, where the main design principle is to reduce local “friction”…

Emergence: Complexity & Organization — collected works of Warren S. McCulloch edited by Rook McCulloch

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Collected Works of Warren S. McCulloch Edited by Rook McCulloch — Emergence: Complexity & Organization

Systems Research and Behavioural Science — ISSS Yearbook: Systemic Change towards Sustainable Development: Innovative and Integrative Approaches: Systems Research and Behavioral Science: Vol 38, No 5

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Systems Library — Ray Ison and Ed Straw: The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking (2020) and other books | by Philippe Vandenbroeck | May, 2021 | Medium | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Cybernetics is not the banana. — the once-chosen path

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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 of reach for the chimp. However, there is also a stick in the cage. Of course, the chimp will manage to get the banana using the…

Systems 1: An Introduction to Systems Thinking | updated — Draper Kauffman and Morgan Kauffman | Systems Community of Inquiry

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SYSTEMS 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS THINKING $5.29 The first textbook on systems thinking written for a broad audience, and now updated for the modern reader, Systems 1 is a perfect introduction to the complex systems that make up the world around us. Originally written in 1980, it has remained a classic and a mainstay…

The Cybernetics of Magic and the Magic of Cybernetics: | Systems Community of Inquiry

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large scale impacts of systems thinking — a complicated question! | Racket

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large scale impacts of systems thinking — a complicated question! by @antlerboy

Which systems theorist had the most impact on their own organisation?

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organisational development / transformation

Which world do you live in? — the once-chosen path

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There are ‘five worlds’ in any service, especially #publicservices, or #systemschange A simplification that can help understanding, from a small service to a whole place-based system In citizen (customer) world, we live our lives, trying to achieve our purposes. We prefer to get on with things ourselves; sometimes we need help, sometimes we even create…

You should never publish your values or behaviours if you want culture change — the once-chosen path

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Culture is the scoreboard, not the game. If you try to specify the score you want, you’re far more likely to do things that are counter-productive than you are to work on the things that will change how the game is going. As soon as you publish values and behaviours, you get three things:1- indignation…

Hierarchy, teams, self-organisation, levels of learning, circularity, domination, and accountability — six articles from Georges Romme (and reflections on Requisite Agility) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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I’m participating in a thing organised by Amit Arora called Requisite Agility — a sort of project, a sort of movement, which began with Amit producing some software for someone doing Requisite Organisation work (after Elliott Jaques). With the title Requisite Organisation, some people persuaded of the deep value of the underlying insights of management…

The Handbook of Handbooks for Decentralised Organising — Richard D Bartlett | Systems Community of Inquiry

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The Handbook of Handbooks for Decentralised Organising The Handbook of Handbooks for Decentralised Organising — HackMD

Adaptability is set to be the key skill for the future | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Adaptability is set to be the key skill for the future Jessica Schueller and Hugo Figueiredo 03 July 2021Adaptability is set to be the key skill for the future

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environmental and social justice

This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

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By the conclusion of the trans-Atlantic slave trade at the end of the 19th century, Europeans had enslaved and transported more than 12.5 million Africans.

more brain food

Warren Sturgis McCulloch Interview (Canadian Broadcasting 1969)

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Warren Sturgis McCulloch Interview Canadian Broadcasting 1969 — Warren speaks of brains and thinking machines, science and his legacy, and the need to be ‘completely humble to the facts and completely haughty to man…’ Warren Sturgis McCulloch Interview on Vimeo Warren Sturgis McCulloch Interview Canadian Broadcasting 1969 — Warren speaks of brains and thinking machines, […]

What’s an extremely useful website most people probably don’t know about? : AskReddit

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r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions.

Kevin Kelly Blog: Out of Control, The Illustrated Edition — free pdf | Systems Community of Inquiry

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source (h/t Arthur Battram):Kevin Kelly Blog: Out of Control, The Illustrated Edition Out of Control, The Illustrated Edition My first book, Out of Control, still in print from Amazon and available online in full text since 1995, was always imperfect in my eyes. I had wanted to fill it with illustrations. But it was so large (230,000 words)…

Sense of Coherence — an overview | Systems Community of Inquiry

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purpose

HOW TO USE CONSCIOUS PURPOSE WITHOUT WRECKING EVERYTHING — John Gall (A talk prepared for presentation at the annual Gilbfest, London, UK, June 25, 2012) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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HOW TO USE CONSCIOUS PURPOSE WITHOUT WRECKING EVERYTHING By John Gall, MS, MD, FAAP A talk prepared for presentation at the annual Gilbfest, London, UK, June 25, 2012http://concepts.gilb.com/dl539

Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation | Systems Community of Inquiry

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what is?

What Is Life? — Schrödinger, 1944

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What Is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell is a 1944 science book written for the lay reader by physicist Erwin Schrödinger. What Is Life? — Wikipedia 32-page version (lectures) http://www.whatislife.ie/downloads/What-is-Life.pdf 1944 book or

McCulloch W. S. (1960) What is a number, that a man may know it, and a man, that he may know a number?

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McCulloch W. S. (1960) What is a number, that a man may know it, and a man, that he may know a number? General Semantics Bulletin 26/27: 7–18. Available at https://cepa.info/1821 McCulloch W. S. (1960) What is a number, that a man may know it, and a man, that he may know a number? [1821] […]

What Is Memory that It May Have Hindsight and Foresight as well | Foerster, 1969

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What Is Memory that It May Have Hindsight and Foresight as well What Is Memory that It May Have Hindsight and Foresight as well | Semantic Scholar What Is Memory that It May Have Hindsight and Foresight as well H. Foerster Published 1969 Psychology “What is Time?” According to Legend, Augustine’s reply to this question was: […]

interlude

Strategic Voting Behavior in Doodle Polls

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