Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #36

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We can ‘level up’ by transforming commissioning

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It’s absolutely critical to work with the voluntary, #community, and social enterprise sector if we’re going to achieve anything with ‘#levellingup’. What do you think is most important to enable this and transform our communities and our lives for the better? As well as the brilliant work we do at the Public Service Transformation Academy … Continue reading We can ‘level up’ by transforming commissioning →

The Viable Systems Model in the ISO standard on governance, and UK government initiative on managing complex projects

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In a reply on LinkedIn, Patrick Hoverstadt says: the new ISO standard on governance is heavily influenced by VSM and the UK government’s initiative on managing complex projects — ‘Project X’ has VSM at the core of its governance model: https://www.apm.org.uk/media/42426/developing-the-practice-of-governance-report_final.pdf You don’t really get more mainstream acceptance than an ISO standard. Post | Feed […]

systems | complexity | cybernetics

seanna davidson on Twitter: “just started a collection of First Nations people sharing their ‘thinking in systems’ and thought others might be interested.

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just started a collection of First Nations people sharing their ‘thinking in systems’ and thought others might be interested. https://bit.ly/34A9vRG happy to add other examples if you have to share! (1) seanna davidson on Twitter: “just started a collection of First Nations people sharing their ‘thinking in systems’ and thought others might be interested. https://t.co/qHd7mgY10m […]

Esther Hall — introductory/exploration session

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Esther is starting a new practice: What would change if we focussed on explicitly developing positive energy to create projects, as well as the projects creating the energy? Space for exploration and discussion on Thurs 20th Jan 4–4.45pm https://zoom.us/j/98794446200 What would change if we focussed on explicitly developing positive energy to create projects, […]

Bateson, Double Description, Todes, and Embodiment: Preparing Activities and Their Relation to Abduction — Shotter (2009)

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Bateson, Double Description, Todes, and Embodiment: Preparing Activities and Their Relation to Abduction JOHN SHOTTER First published: 29 May 2009 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5914.2009.00399.xCitations: 21 John Shotter Bateson, Double Description, Todes, and Embodiment: Preparing Activities and Their Relation to Abduction — SHOTTER — 2009 — Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour — Wiley Online Library and at […]

The Cybernetics of “Here & Now” and “There & Then” — Harish Jose

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Originally posted on Harish’s Notebook — My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.: In today’s post, I am looking at difference. Difference is a big concept in Cybernetics. As Ross Ashby noted: The most fundamental concept in cybernetics is that of “difference”, either that two things are recognizably different or that one thing…

The basic outline of universology — (1872 edition) | Stephen Pearl Andrews (discovered by Matthew Shapiro)

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An edition of The basic outline of universology (1872) The basic outline of universology. An introduction to the newly discovered science of the universe; its elementary principles; and the first stages of their development in the special sciences. Together with preliminary notices of alwato (ahl-wah-to), the newly discovered scientific universal language, resulting from the principles […]

Systems diagramming: art or craft? Open University, Tue 22 Feb 2022 at 12:00 UK time — free

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FEB 22 Systems diagramming: art or craft? by The Open University, Faculty of STEM Systems diagramming: art or craft? Tickets, Tue 22 Feb 2022 at 12:00 | Eventbrite

Adaptive Journal Lion Gazelle Wardrobe — Sense and Adapt Academy

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YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD Adaptive Business Journal: Article Why Adaptability is More Important than Agility.

3D Abductive Thinking / Grounding 2D Meta-Fluff on Twitter: “Hey systems community I think we need a conversation about What is the point of this style of post-it-note miro boarding. This represent 150 ish hours of people time and what has it achieved. Has it got anything at all to do with ‘systems’? If not — what is it for?… https://t.co/s4bsQESd5T"

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Hey systems community I think we need a conversation about What is the point of this style of post-it-note miro boarding. This represent 150 ish hours of people time and what has it achieved. Has it got anything at all to do with ‘systems’? If not — what is it for?

Six Variations of the VSM — Intelligente-Organisationen — Mark Lambertz

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Six Variations of the VSM Six Variations of the VSM — Intelligente-Organisationen

public | service | transformation

Me on LinkedIn on the “Levelling Up” White Paper

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Woah yeah, fascinating — Complex Adaptive Systems (with Capitalisation) in a government white paper! Hopefully that’s the civil service Systems Unit (as was) FTW?! I would want to pause however over this part of the analysis: “They find evidence that the greater this complexity and diversity, the larger the value created by these countries. Diversity and complexity are associated with higher economic growth.”

Developing wellbeing cost effectiveness measures in the charity sector

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Money well spent? Putting wellbeing at the heart of spending decisions

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A Wellbeing Framework for the North of Tyne Summary Report

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UN-Common Sense: Understanding Value Engineering with Tom Gilb | Thursday Feb 22, 2022 6:15pm GMT

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022 UN-Common Sense: Understanding Value Engineering with Tom Gilb UN-Common Sense: Understanding Value Engineering with Tom Gilb | Meetup

ethics in public service

The paradox that leads professionals into temptation

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News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Kathy Evans on Twitter: “The *only* question that should be asked of the PM, and anyone else claiming his apology was real/sincere/meaningful is: “If you’re genuinely sorry, what are you sorry for? What is the wrong you did that you are now sorry for?”… https://t.co/IQ54PDkTrQ"

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The *only* question that should be asked of the PM, and anyone else claiming his apology was real/sincere/meaningful is: “If you’re genuinely sorry, what are you sorry for? What is the wrong you did that you are now sorry for?”

The paradox that leads professionals into temptation

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Slippery with the truth … government communications when major IT-based projects begin to fail | Campaign4Change

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By Tony Collins Last week Campaign4Change published a list of major IT projects where, when things went seriously wrong, Parliament was not told the whole truth and sometimes nothing like the truth. The article said that, among the systemic reasons for around £40bn worth of state IT-related failures, may be truth decay, excessive secrecy, no…

Quarter of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet took Russia-linked cash as Tories head to Conference — Mirror Online

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Tory coffers have been swelled by £2 million from donors with Russian links since Boris Johnson became PM — and a quarter of ministers attending cabinet have benefited from cash from just three well-connected sources

environmental and social justice

Understanding Movements — NetworkWeaver

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Understanding Movements FREE This report and presentation deck explores: What are movements? What is their relevance in social change? What are some of their defining features? How do they differ from programs or collective impact? Understanding Movements — NetworkWeaver

Health Nerd on Twitter: “”Most people who died of COVID-19 have underlying health conditions”

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Ian Dunt on Twitter: “Levelling up debate beyond inane. Johnson was elected with a promise to accomplish it in 2019.

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The Dialogical, The Ecological and Beyond | Goodbun and Sweeting (2021)

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The Dialogical, The Ecological and Beyond Authors Jon Goodbun Royal College of Art Ben Sweeting University of Brighton The Dialogical, The Ecological and Beyond | FOOTPRINT

Systems approaches to strengthening health system resilience: Key concepts and lessons from COVID-19: 10 February 2022, 13:00 CET

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Systems Approaches to Strengthening Health Care Resilience: Key Concepts & Lessons from COVID-19 Webinar Registration — Zoom 10Webinar — Systems approaches to strengthening health system resilience: Key concepts and lessons from COVID-19Date: February 10, 2022 12:09 PM — 2:00 PM CETOnline event: https://unige.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AdqMGV4aSWuyxATZAK7OMQDropdownAdd to calendar10Days21Hours10Minutes05Seconds Save the date!! On 10 February 2022, 13:00–14:00 CET join […]

DRMacIver’s Notebook: Ladders between communities

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Today I had to do something that if you had asked me to do it a few years ago, I would probably have faked my death and run away to a foreign country. Specifically, I had to tell someone that they hadn’t broken any rules, but we were collectively finding their presence extremely unpleasant, and they should leave now. I did chicken out and use the communal we, and I had gathered some basic consensus first, but it was ultimately my decision.

Experts: Congress must treat poor nutrition, climate change, and biodiversity loss as interconnected | Successful Farming

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An example of the use of ‘systems thinking’ — and actually, I think, real systems thinking — in the wild. Experts: Congress must treat poor nutrition, climate change, and biodiversity loss as interconnected | Successful Farming EXPERTS: CONGRESS MUST TREAT POOR NUTRITION, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS AS INTERCONNECTED By Chuck Abbott1/27/2022 Addressing the interlinked crises […]

Community principle: Weaving from the inside out | by Fabian Pfortmüller | Together Institute | Jan, 2022 | Medium

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Community principle: Weaving from the inside out Healthy communities need a center of gravity with dense and trusted relationships. Otherwise they are hollow and unsustainable. Fabian Pfortmülle Community principle: Weaving from the inside out | by Fabian Pfortmüller | Together Institute | Jan, 2022 | Medium

more brain food

Do Explain with Christofer Lövgren podcast #36 — [The Chapman Series, Pt. 1] Cognitivism, Representationalism, and Rationalism

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https://doexplain.buzzsprout.com/1260167/9954747-36-the-chapman-series-pt-1-cognitivism-representationalism-and-rationalism This is part 1 of a series where Christofer investigates the ideas of David Chapman with his friend Jake Orthwein. The material covered is mainly from Chapman’s two books: ‘Meaningness’ (meaningness.com) and ‘In the Cells of the Eggplant’ (metarationality.com). In the first episode they focus on problematic cognitivist assumptions that undergird much of Deutsch’s […]

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer | Aeon Essays — Robert Epstein ed Pam Weintraub

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source: Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer | Aeon Essays The empty brain Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer Robert Epstein is a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology in […]

‘I’m really just high on life and beauty’: the woman who can see 100 million colours | Science | The Guardian

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As a kid, Concetta Antico was always ‘a bit out of the box’, but it took decades for her to discover just how differently she was seeing the world

The Frame Problem (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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The Frame Problem First published Mon Feb 23, 2004; substantive revision Mon Feb 8, 2016 To most AI researchers, the frame problem is the challenge of representing the effects of action in logic without having to represent explicitly a large number of intuitively obvious non-effects. But to many philosophers, the AI researchers’ frame problem is […]

📕 Overdue, Part 1: the birth of public libraries

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Franklin, the library movement, and the start of free, public libraries

Yohan John on Twitter: “Reductionist metaphysics resembles the medieval ‘Great Chain of Being’…

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Reductionist metaphysics resembles the medieval ‘Great Chain of Being’, stepping from leptons and quarks (or perhaps superstrings?) through atoms, molecules, cells, organisms, populations and finally ecologies/economies. (1) Yohan John on Twitter: “Reductionist metaphysics resembles the medieval ‘Great Chain of Being’, stepping from leptons and quarks (or perhaps superstrings?) through atoms, molecules, cells, organisms, populations and […]

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