Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #37

Top phive of the week

Your help needed — Supporting Adult Social Care Commissioners — Strategic Commissioning Options Appraisal

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Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn: #power #systems #BarryOshry

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public | service | transformation

The Public Service Transformation Academy — about us and our offers

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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Why community budgets must fail — and why they might succeed. https://t.co/x8yLIFOzSJ"

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Social Work 2020–21 under Covid-19 Magazine

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Michael Cearns on Twitter: “I’ve started writing clinic letters directly to my patients, and copying the GP in. You’d be amazed at the positive response I’ve had from this.”

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The person whose understanding of the disease matters most is really the patient. So why do we write clinic letters to the GP? I’ve started writing clinic letters directly to my patients, and copying the GP in. You’d be amazed at the positive response I’ve had from this.

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “I’d like to see more just on ‘how’ “

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systems | complexity | cybernetics

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “a collection of First Nations people sharing their ‘thinking in systems’ and thought others might be interested.”

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seanna davidson on Twitter: “just started a collection of First Nations people sharing their ‘thinking in systems’ and thought others might be interested. https://bit.ly/3ujBn7i

3D Abductive Thinking / Grounding 2D Meta-Fluff on Twitter: “This is amazing — context recognition and context sensitive behaviour in a mammalian brain. https://t.co/bSx0bPojhm"

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This is amazing — context recognition and context sensitive behaviour in a mammalian brain.

The Frame Problem (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Systems Thinking Ontario — 2022–02–21 Schizophrenia, Alcoholism, Double Binds: From Practice to System Theory | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Fruits of a ‘systems thinking’ google alert: Experts: Congress must treat poor nutrition, climate change, and biodiversity loss as interconnected | Successful Farming https://t.co/uThyUkeyAC David Byrne, the Artist, Is Totally Connected — New York Times https://t.co/DsiUzD7aVf"

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

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The unlikely encounter between von Foerster and Snowden: When second-order cybernetics sheds light on societal impacts of Big Data — Chavalarias (2016)

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organisational development / transformation

The Future of Work is Not Corporate — It’s DAOs and Crypto Networks | Future

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In the future, it’s likely that the average person will not work for a company. Instead, people will earn income in non-traditional ways by taking actions such as playing games, learning new skills, creating art, or curating content. This kind of shift in how we work is not unusual or unexpected — the idea that most people would be employed by large corporations would have seemed crazy to someone in the year 1800.

David Durant (He/him) on Twitter: “Interesting to compare this to the concept of “Cinderella services” “

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Interesting to compare this to the concept of “Cinderella services” — parts of delivery in organisations that no fast-track manager wants to run because no-one gets promoted for doing it well. Same thing for some ministerial positions where there’s definitely no glory…

Was Design Thinking Designed To Not Work? | by Debbie Levitt | Feb, 2022 | R Before D

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There is a fantastic (and long) article called “On Design Thinking” by Maggie Gram. It tells the story of badly-failing design thinking projects, and then explains the origins of modern design…

Matt Edgar on Twitter: “About to start scribbling a Venn diagram of human-centred design, user experience design, participatory design, patient involvement and allied concepts. Stopping to check before I do, has someone done this already?”

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About to start scribbling a Venn diagram of human-centred design, user experience design, participatory design, patient involvement and allied concepts. Stopping to check before I do, has someone done this already?

Six Variations of the VSM — Intelligente-Organisationen — Mark Lambertz | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “When I worked for PwC, we.… https://t.co/Mq9qDsC9GL"

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When I worked for PwC, we won the contract for the ‘Admin Burdens Reduction Project’, to assess the admin burden of every single piece of (non-tax) UK legislation (Deloitte? KPMG? pr someone else? got the tax stuff). It was based on ‘the successful Netherlands model’.

procurement AND commissioning

A Blast from the past! Commissioning to the private sector

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ethics in public service

55 Tufton Official Spokesperson on Twitter: “A tale of two Brexit facts”

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A tale of two Brexit facts: 1) Brexit’s wasted enough money to fund 300 years of children’s mental health support 2) the Tesla factory Brexit lost to Berlin will generate in one year for Germany what fishing takes 50 years to generate for the UK

Andrew Percy on Twitter: “Levelling-up report co-author Andy Haldane says UK should be like Renaissance Florence”

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Levelling-up report co-author Andy Haldane says UK should be like Renaissance Florence and effectively argues for #UniversalBasicServices, explaining that it’s not just 1 thing, it is the interaction of social infrastructreS that make a difference.

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “This is actually painful :-(… “

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This is actually painful :-(

UK flight compensation plan will slash average payouts | Consumer affairs | The Guardian

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Government says move is a ‘Brexit win’ but figures suggest average sum will drop from £220 to about £23.60

Polly Mackenzie on Twitter: “I see Jacob Rees Mogg has invited the public to write to him about EU regulations they want scrapped. In coalition days, I was involved in the public consultation on the Freedoms Bill and the Red Tape Challenge. I guarantee JRM will emerge with slim pickings. Why? 🧵… https://t.co/7IBiy5rkS0"

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I see Jacob Rees Mogg has invited the public to write to him about EU regulations they want scrapped. In coalition days, I was involved in the public consultation on the Freedoms Bill and the Red Tape Challenge. I guarantee JRM will emerge with slim pickings. Why?

Mark O’Neill on Twitter: “I’m not sure I have ever seen a department attack a PAC report in this way, especially after a government minister resigned in the House after agreeing with the report. The collective delusion which is the British Constitution is coming apart. https://t.co/SmLZ2phMto"

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I’m not sure I have ever seen a department attack a PAC report in this way, especially after a government minister resigned in the House after agreeing with the report. The collective delusion which is the British Constitution is coming apart.

darkpatterns.org on Twitter: “How Adobe tricks users into a 12 month contract. Thread.”

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Ian Dunt on Twitter: “Once upon a time, I would have been astonished to hear an attorney general utter this kind of constitutionally illiterate populism. Now, it barely touches the sides.… https://t.co/rW5SOeq4HC"

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Once upon a time, I would have been astonished to hear an attorney general utter this kind of constitutionally illiterate populism. Now, it barely touches the sides.

Robert Peston on Twitter: “No one in or around SAGE and Nervtag is aware of any scientific advice given to the PM that the requirement to isolate for those infected with Covid19 should be terminated from end of the month. “It’s politics, isn’t it” is a typical reaction”

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No one in or around SAGE and Nervtag is aware of any scientific advice given to the PM that the requirement to isolate for those infected with Covid19 should be terminated from end of the month. “It’s politics, isn’t it” is a typical reaction

environmental and social justice

Food security: Is the UK already in crisis? — Birmingham Food Council

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This is a list of the blogposts supporting my presentation to the 12th January Lunar Society meeting on Zoom entitled Food Security: Is the UK already in crisis?

The Dialogical, The Ecological and Beyond | Goodbun and Sweeting (2021) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “‘I remember the feeling of insult’: when Britain imprisoned its wartime refugees “

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more brain food

Here’s why Twitter users in the UK can still be jailed for sending ‘grossly offensive’ tweets — The Verge

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It’s a surprise to many, but internet users in the UK can face fines, community service, and even jail time if convicted of sending “grossly offensive” messages. Here’s how and why an obscure bit of legislation — Section 127 of the 2003 Communications Act — is used to prosecute Brits.

Practicing Civilization — by N.S. Lyons — The Upheaval

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Or how and why China plans to save your “collective soul”

NowThis on Twitter: “A drone photographer captured the ‘magic’ moment when a humpback whale & dolphin began playing and swimming together off the coast of Oahu. ‘On a scale of 1 to 10, it would be a 12,’ Jacob VanderVelde said, via Hawaii News Now. 🐋🐬… https://t.co/P3e2GBi9MI"

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A drone photographer captured the ‘magic’ moment when a humpback whale & dolphin began playing and swimming together off the coast of Oahu.

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “It feels to me like the bleedover from MS Teams has actually spoiled Zoom! More and more people defaulting to camera and video off, raise hand to ask questions — behaviours I associate strongly with Teams. :-(“

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It feels to me like the bleedover from MS Teams has actually spoiled Zoom! More and more people defaulting to camera and video off, raise hand to ask questions — behaviours I associate strongly with Teams. :-(

Mike Sowden on Twitter: “I recently learned something mindblowing about the geological history of the Mediterranean Sea…”

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I recently learned something mindblowing about the geological history of the Mediterranean Sea, and I just can’t get it out of my head. Now I’m going to make it *your* problem too. Sorry. Hang onto your hat. This is wild.

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Paisley: The story of a classic bohemian print “

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Adam Kay on Twitter: “A quick thread on in the importance of being careful what data you share — even if you’re the Queen.”

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Saying goodbye to Steve, the reader who commented on everything I wrote for 17 years

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The Other Face of Sincere Irony | divine curation

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I recently saw this GDC talk by Leighton Gray, which was shared with some approval in a Discord server I’m a member of. The talk is ostensibly about game design and marketing, but it also doubles as a sort of metamodernism 101 and is largely concerned with the topic of sincere-irony. What’s interesting for me is the way it takes up this topic: it is neither an attempt at detached cultural analysis, nor does it present a world-historical vision — it is focused rather on the far more nuts and bolts realm of product design. The fundamental question it is addresses is what can be done with sincere-irony, on the small and personal scales, and in this respect it is an extremely instructive example of how this is supposed to work in practice.

@antlerboy on Twitter ‘Famous people’ I’ve met… I have two fakes in here :-D

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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Hmm… looks like maybe maybe maybe Profiles in Google Chrome can solve the perennial ‘microsoft multi-login’ problem? (i.e. if I have a different MS profile on a client site, Computer Says No normally)”

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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Freud, Rilke and Transience | European Journal of Psychoanalysis”

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Freud, Rilke and Transience | European Journal of Psychoanalysis https://bit.ly/3J0nxL9 pdf — Freud on transcience https://bit.ly/3J2kgLn

Interlude

🏳️‍🌈misha fletcher on Twitter: “WHALES HAVE MEMES?… “

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