Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #27

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public | service | transformation

People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper

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How do we develop relational services?

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Benjamin Taylor: Tips on making place-based working work | Local Government Chronicle (LGC)

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Failure is overdetermined in integration projects but some things really do work, writes the chief executive of the Public Service Transformation Academy.

You can’t fit a star shaped tool into a tick-box shaped hole

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Service fragmentation in social services — how can ecosystem orchestrators and outcomes contracts help?

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Public trust councils over the Government, poll reveals

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Full article: Exploring the challenges of system leadership in the voluntary and community sector — Moss (2020) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Exploring the challenges of system leadership in the voluntary and community sector Stephen MossFull article: Exploring the challenges of system leadership in the voluntary and community sector Exploring the challenges of system leadership in the voluntary and community sector Stephen MossPages 125–137 | Received 23 Aug 2019, Accepted 03 Dec 2019, Published online: 23 Jan…

Applied systems thinking: unlocking theory, evidence and practice for health policy and systems research | Kwamie, Ha, Ghaffar (2021) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Applied systems thinking: unlocking theory, evidence and practice for health policy and systems research Aku Kwamie, Solip Ha, Abdul Ghaffar Health Policy and Planning, czab062, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czab062 Published: 16 June 2021Applied systems thinking: unlocking theory, evidence and practice for health policy and systems research | Health Policy and Planning | Oxford Academic Applied systems thinking: unlocking…

Sarah Hurcombe — What can Australia learn from the public service revolution taking hold in Europe? — PSTA

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Reflections on the Human Learning Systems movement and time as design leads for New South Wales Treasury’s commissioning approach

New Demos report: The Social State: From Transactional to Relational Public Services — PSTA

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organisational development and transformation

What would you say if I told you customer intimacy was dangerous? | Government Transformation

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If you want to really satisfy your customers, read on.

Riding the Waves of Change: Developing Managerial Competencies for a Turbulent World — Gareth Morgan (1988) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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systems | complexity | cybernetics

Some things I’ve learned about change (1) — Escaping the invisible asylum — Alex Fox

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Some things I’ve learned about change (1) Some things I’ve learned about change (1) — Escaping the invisible asylum

Frame Control — Aella, LessWrong

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Frame Control by Aella 27th Nov 2021 Frame Control — LessWrong Frame Control by Aella27th Nov 2021 Social & Cultural DynamicsSocial RealityFramesWorld ModelingPersonal Blog Crossposted from my blog When I mention my dad’s abuse, I mention salient things — physical pain, insults, and controlling behavior. These are “clearly bad” — if I tell you that he often told […]

A Frame for Deframing in Strategic Analysis | Dunbar et al (1996) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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A Frame for Deframing in Strategic Analysis R. Dunbar, R. Garud, S. Raghuram Published 1996 Computer Science Journal of Management Inquiry Deframing processes are needed to deal with pervasive change. We describe what is meant by a frame and how strategy analysts develop and rely on frames to help their understanding. We also discuss the…

Cybernetics

and slime molds

John Von Neuman: Complexity — From Representation to Performativity | Dr. Rinaldi’s Horror Cabinet (2015) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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https://socialecologies.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/john-von-neuman-complexity-automata-and-ai/ John Von Neuman: Complexity — From Representation to Performativity

Entropy | Earth’s Complexity Is Non-Computable: The Limits of Scaling Laws, Nonlinearity and Chaos | Roubin (2021) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Soft Systems Methodology: Puzzles and Organisations — Neil Richardson | Systems Community of Inquiry

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The Case of the Distinguished Observer: | Systems Community of Inquiry

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W. Ross Ashby — The Origin of Adaptation (1941) — the W. Ross Ashby Digital Archive | Systems Community of Inquiry

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January 2021: The previously unpublished 196 page booklet “The Origin of Adaptation”, written in 1941, is available as a PDF. Image of the note of triumph! http://rossashby.info/origins.html pdf (hand written) http://rossashby.info/The%20Origin%20of%20Adaptation%20-%20Ross%20Ashby%20-%201941.pdf

Absorptive capacity — Wikipedia | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Absorptive capacity Absorptive capacity — Wikipedia Absorptive capacity In business administration, absorptive capacity has been defined as “a firm’s ability to recognize the value of new information, assimilate it, and apply it to commercial ends”. It is studied on individual, group, firm, and national levels. Antecedents are prior-based knowledge (knowledge stocks and knowledge flows) and communication. Studies involve…

From Mechanistic to Systemic Thinking — Russell Ackoff

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Russell Ackoff FROM MECHANISTIC TO SYSTEMIC THINKING November 1993 Presented at the Systems Thinking in Action conference, Ackoff states that humanity is in the early stage of a transition from the Machine Age to the Systems Age. The Machine Age was characterized by belief in complete understandability of the universe, analysis as a method of […]

The Magnification of Small Differences — Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin — Overcast | Systems Community of Inquiry

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ethics in public service

environmental and social justice

What might Coordinated System-Wide Climate Emergency Activity look like? | Systems Community of Inquiry

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jon@thanflowers.com Context As we know, the response to the climate change emergency is such a ferociously complicated system problem that no-one can solve it on their own; all must play a part. But the disparate nature of different organisations and the very many different things that need to happen can mean that we end up (potentially) pulling in different directions and confusing the general public who are less close to the whole thing. I wanted to paint a vision of what coordinated action could look like, to provoke discussion.

Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention | Midgley and Pinzon (2011) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Ecofeminism and Systems Thinking — 1st Edition — Anne Stephens (2015) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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New Report: Bridging the fields of feminist and systems practice | Tatiana Fraser and Juniper Glass (2020) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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New Report: Bridging the fields of feminist and systems practice 29 October 2020 We are happy to share a new report by PhiLab member Juniper Glass. She has co-authored a new piece based on 3 years of working with feminist organizations across Canada. New Report: Bridging the fields of feminist and systems practice | Philab…

The Systems Movement: Engaging Communities with Traditions and Diversity, Gary S. Metcalf (ST-ON 2021–01–11) — Coevolving Innovations | Systems Community of Inquiry

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more brain food

When “Worldview” Thinking Becomes a Crutch | John Ehrett (2021) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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An evangelical Roman Catholic perspective on the idea of interconnecteedness of ideas, worldviews, (in)commensurability and development of interpretation over time. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/betweentwokingdoms/2021/06/when-worldview-thinking-becomes-a-crutch/

THE (SOVIET) CYBERNETICS SCARE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE INTERNET — Slava Gerovitch | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Seed Stock — Frank Herbert | Seawrack’s Song

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When the sun had a sunk almost to the edge of the purple ocean, hanging there like a giant orange ball- much larger than the sun of Mother Earth which he remembered with such nostalgia- Kroudar brought his fishermen back to the harbor. A short man, Kroudar gave the impression of heaviness to some, but…

Boundary Objects: A Field Guide — Sveta Stoytcheva | Systems Community of Inquiry

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source:Part I: What is a Boundary Object?

Kuleshov Effect: Everything You Need to Know — NFI

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link https://www.nfi.edu/kuleshov-effect/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuleshov_effect

interlude

Alan Watts — Being in the Way — Ep. 2 — Dropping Out From Karma — Be Here Now Network 2021 | Systems Community of Inquiry

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