Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #39

Benjamin P. Taylor
15 min readFeb 28, 2022

This week:

Why understanding that there are ‘five worlds’ in organisational systems can be so powerful

Including video of me presenting to sensemaking.rs

Why being in the wrong frame is so hilarious — and the implications for business

Basics of meta-rationality

Women in systems thinking — speaker series

Systems convening across boundaries with Collective Leadership Scotland

Evaluating government spending

We need a culture change on care

Integrated Care Systems — the NHS working as equals with councils (maybe)

Webinar — thinking like a system and leading with humility — Margaret Wheatley and Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria, BC, Canada

A meta-resource for the meta-crisis

Governance and self-convening

Platform co-operatives

Designing self-organising enterprises

Metaphorum webinar series

Change the system three steps at a time

Facilitating foresight in organisation

Commissioning transformation

Social value

Government procurement creates 15% of global carbon emissions

Electoral commission urges reconsideration of measures in the Elections Bill

Baby deaths force end to NHS targets for natural births

And much more including

Teacher Tom: Creating Metaphors: Interpreting The World Through The Prism Of Ourselves

A game-changing economics paper that can transform the structure of civilisation

The Romans were not (necessarily) constantly reorganising

Dealing with problematic value pluralism

The limitations of community as a vehicle to solve problems together

The undecidability of men’s orientation in space

The Loneliness of the Indian Woman

Mile Davis in 8 bits

An Oral History of the ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’ Ending

Top phive of the week

What does seeing the different worlds that make up an organisation show you?chosen-path.org
It can unlock #innovation, #creativity, and improve #customerrelations and #productivity. Today I’m talking to sensemaking.rs about my ‘five worlds’ model. 1) In customer or citizen world, we live our lives and try to achieve our purposes 2) In service world, we try to deal with the complexity of all the customer demands (which never *quite* seem to fit our services — the … Continue reading What does seeing the different worlds that make up an organisation show you? →

Five worlds practices for systems transformation with Benjamin P Taylor — YouTube and links — sensemaking.rsstream.syscoi.com
Five worlds practices for systems transformation with Benjamin P Taylor Five worlds practices for systems transformation with Benjamin P Taylor — YouTube Slides and other materials via the Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/sensemaking-rs/events/283626716

Why is being in the wrong frame so hilarious? And what are the implications for business?

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Why are misunderstandings so funny?What’s your favourite misunderstanding? The implications of humorous misunderstandings for #management, #creativity, and #innovation are really significant. So humour can help our #work in unexpected ways. But before that — I’m an absolute sucker for these kinds of things! From ‘Engrish funny’ mistranslations or words out of context to the attached video showing broken communication leading to … Continue reading Why is being in the wrong frame so hilarious? And what are the implications for business? →

Jason Crawford on Twitter

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Why isn’t meta-rationality… just part of rationality? If you’re rational about everything, doesn’t that include the meta-level?

Resisting or embracing meta-rationality | David Chapman

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Resisting or embracing meta-rationalityResisting or embracing meta-rationality | Meta-rationality

Women in Systems Thinking — Speaker Series | System of Systems Thinkers — Systems Thinking Marin

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A Discussion SeriesThis series of events celebrates and acknowledges the important contribution of women in systems thinking. It is formulated in the spirit of facilitating a greater level of coordination among systems thinkers, as well as recognizing the crucial contributions of those whose work is more about “being” and “doing” as of equal value to […]

Systems convening across boundaries — hosted by Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner, Wed 2 Mar 2022 at 16:00 UK time — Collective Leadership Scotland

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MAR02Systems convening across boundaries Systems convening across boundaries Tickets, Wed 2 Mar 2022 at 16:00 | Eventbrite MAR 02 Systems convening across boundaries by Collective Leadership ScotlandFollow 519 followers Free Actions and Detail Panel Share this event Register Event Information Hosted by Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner About this event Hosting new types of conversations across complex […]

public | service | transformation

Learning As You Scale — Social Innovation | Launch Registration Feb 28, 2022 12:00 PM in Dublinstream.syscoi.com
book: Webinar Registration — Zoom Learning As You Scale Launch Registration Topic Learning as You Scale Launch One of the most important and challenging aspects of social innovation is scaling. Often innovations which have the potential to transform the lives of people across countries remain confined to small demonstration sites and pilots. We are inviting […]

15 March, CECAN Webinar: Evaluating Government Spending

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Phil Bradburn of the National Audit Office will be leading this webinar on evaluating government spending, at 1300–1400 on 15 March 2022. Book your place now.

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We need a culture change on care

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RedQuadrant associate Deborah Rozansky argues that we need a culture change to promote integrated and joined up care. Check out her article in the MJ here.

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Seizing power from councils? ICSs will do quite the opposite

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Will the move to Integrated Care Systems result in stronger local partnerships or disempower our local authorities. Writing in the LGC, Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, takes up this question. Read more here.

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The Municipal Journal on Twitter — Eleanor Roy

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sets out what is required if the vision of the integration White Paper is to be achieved. At the moment it provides ‘more questions than answers’.

systems | complexity | cybernetics

Webinar | Thinking Like a System and Leading with Humility — Margaret Wheatley and Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria, BC, 1pm EST March 2, 2022

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Thinking Like a System and Leading with HumilityDate: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. (ET)Speakers: Margaret Wheatley and Mayor Lisa Helps Webinar | Thinking Like a System and Leading with Humility

Meta-Crisis

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Meta-Resource

organisational development / transformation

Governance & System Convening webinar — Fri, Mar 4, 2022 at 2pm GMTstream.syscoi.com
Governance & System Convening Governance & System Convening Tickets, Fri, Mar 4, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite MAR 04 Governance & System Convening Free About this event We are excited to convene an initial conversation on systems convening and governance. The conversation is an outgrowth of the launch of Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner book […]

Policy paper sets out a path forward for platform co-ops — Co-operative News

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The report, based on case studies from seven locations around the world, makes a series of policy recommendations to help the sector grow

Designing self-organising enterprises and viable systems / Patrick Hoverstadt | Intersection16 — YouTubestream.syscoi.com
Designing self-organising enterprises and viable systems / Patrick Hoverstadt / Intersection16 Designing self-organising enterprises and viable systems / Patrick Hoverstadt / Intersection16 — YouTube

Metaphorum Webinar Series — Brewis, Rayner, Perez-Rios, Duck and Searles

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Metaphorum Webinar Series Metaphorum Webinar Series — metaphorum Dr Steve Brewis y=f(x) … ‘the digital unwrapping of institutional capital’ March 2nd, 2022. 5:00–6:30 pm (UK winter time) Dr Alan Rayner Natural inclusion: The receptive simplicity in the heart of complexity and a compassionate, regenerative, and creative community life April 6th, 2022 5:00–6:30 pm (UK summer time) Prof. […]

How do you change the system three steps at a time? | by noelito | Feb, 2022 | Mediumstream.syscoi.com
https://noelito.medium.com/how-do-you-change-the-system-three-steps-at-a-time-60a5f62fe5f1

Facilitating foresight: where the foresight function is placed in organisations | Hayward (2004) — and other Peter Hayward links

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Facilitating foresight: where the foresight function is placed in organisations Facilitating foresight: where the foresight function is placed in organisations | Semantic Scholar Facilitating foresight: where the foresight function is placed in organisations P. Hayward Published 1 February 2004 Business Foresight This paper introduces the Viable Systems Model and in particular the Meta System component of […]

procurement AND commissioning

your help needed — Supporting Adult Social Care Commissioners — Strategic Commissioning Options Appraisalgovtransformation.org
Working on behalf of the LGA, the Public Service Transformation Academy and RedQuadrant are developing materials to provide a useful (free!) tool to support adult social care commissioners in their strategic thinking. We need your help! We are seeking input from relevant experts across the sector. If you have thoughts about adult social care commissioning, […]

Government Outcomes Lab publishes new evaluation report on the Life Chances Fund

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The University of Oxford’s GO Lab has published a new report — ‘An introduction to Life Chances Fund projects and their early adaptations to Covid-19′. Read it here.

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8 March, Social Value in Social Care Commissioning

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Are you interested in how social value can be used within social care commissioning to improve outcomes for individuals receiving care? Be sure to book your place now at this online event by iNetwork 10:00–12:00, 8 March.

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The Growing Prominence of Social Value

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Are you struggling to make sense of social value? This article in Public Sector Executive by Guy Battle, the CEO of Social Value Portal, discusses the meaning and importance of social value, as well as how you can become a social value creator. Check it our here.

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Commissioning, community, and ‘levelling up’ — a critical momentgovtransformation.org
Yesterday I was lucky enough to chair Transforming Commissioning: Levelling Up and Community Investment, a Third Sector Commissioning conference from Westminster Insights. It was one of those events where (all credit to the organisers), each of the speakers had a hugely high proportion of powerful, crisp messages in their very short slots, and the audience […]

Global Government Procurement Creates 15% Carbon Emissions — Spend Network

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A recent report by the global business strategists Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum has found global government procurement is responsible for 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Their study reported that governments spend $11trillion(USD) annually-or 15% of global GDP, on procurement every year. Our own prior study, tracked the value of global procurement at $13 Trillion(USD) per year, suggesting that the greenhouse gas emissions could be even higher than the BCG findings.

ethics and competence in public service

Electoral Commission on Twitter

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Today Electoral Commissioners have written to UK Ministers urging the Government to reconsider measures in the Elections Bill that seek to change the oversight arrangements of the Electoral Commission

Baby deaths force end to NHS targets for natural births | News | The Sunday Timeswww.thetimes.co.uk
The NHS has abandoned targets that encouraged hospitals to pursue “normal births”, over fears for the safety of mothers and babies.Maternity units were told in

Jack Shaw on Twitter

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A fortnight ago the #LevellingUp White Paper recognised that “the UK’s centralised governance model means local actors have too rarely been empowered”. Last week, the Government announced it’s “looking into concerns” after Haringey published its local magazine too frequently

Jack Shaw on Twitter: “Final FT illustration: productivity versus disposable income. For London boroughs it’s worth noting that once housing is taken into consideration disposable income is similar to the national average.… https://t.co/1sLY3PxQ0O"twitter.com
Final FT illustration: productivity versus disposable income. For London boroughs it’s worth noting that once housing is taken into consideration disposable income is similar to the national average.

Jack Shaw on Twitter: “Curious that the devolved administrations will retain the amount they secured via EU Structural Funds, but in England that’s only reserved for Cornwall. By the same token, they’ll receive capacity funding to bid for the Levelling Up Fund but not all English authorities will.… https://t.co/QKcIYAEwNO"twitter.com
Curious that the devolved administrations will retain the amount they secured via EU Structural Funds, but in England that’s only reserved for Cornwall. By the same token, they’ll receive capacity funding to bid for the Levelling Up Fund but not all English authorities will.

Alan MacLeod on Twittertwitter.com
“Democracy dies in darkness”

Peter Foster on Twittertwitter.com
his is a story about how №10 quietly shot down @Jacob_Rees_Mogg the new #brexit opportunities minister…and a story that begs questions over just how low the bar for ministerial competence appears to be set. Stay with me.

Graham Barrow on Twittertwitter.com
In the last two years, eighty-three companies have been registered in the UK with the word “Chymistry” in them. Every one of them has a Chinese director and seventy-nine of them were registered to just two addresses.

environmental and social justice

🔊 John Ash (🗺️,🌎) on Twittertwitter.com

You survived a societal shut down during a virus and went back to the same system?? BOOO!

Mothers who helped uncover the biggest NHS maternity scandal — BBC Newswww.bbc.co.uk
Next month, a report will be published into one of the biggest scandals in the history of the NHS — why were so many failures allowed to happen?

Cruel, dehumanising ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill voted through by Florida House despite widespread disgustwww.pinknews.co.uk
Florida Republicans have advanced the reviled “Don’t Say Gay” bill, bringing the controversial legislation a step closer to passing into law.

How Breitbart and Arizona seized on “critical race theory” | Salon.com

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Even before Andrew Breitbart seized on it, conservatives were attacking “critical race theory” in Arizona schools

Lambeth Living Streets on Twitter

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QUESTION: “I’m a progressive councillor who wants to support the shift from private cars to a healthy city, what parking policy should I be pushing for?” This THREAD tries to answer in three parts: — WHY the need to change — WHAT to change to — HOW to help achieve it as a cllr

Cycling UK on Twittertwitter.com
The #HighwayCode doesn’t advise cycling in the centre of the road. It advises cyclists to ride in the centre of their lane in some situations — not to deliberately slow drivers, but to boost visibility and ensure cars can only pass when safe to do so.

more brain food

Teacher Tom: Creating Metaphors: Interpreting The World Through The Prism Of Ourselves

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http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2022/02/creating-metaphors-interpreting-world.html

Rafael Kaufmann on Twitter: “In 2012, a literally game-changing economics paper was published. I believe can eventually transform the very structure of civilization. (I don’t make these kinds of statements lightly.) Yet it’s still virtually unknown outside of academia.

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In 2012, a literally game-changing economics paper was published. I believe can eventually transform the very structure of civilization. (I don’t make these kinds of statements lightly.) Yet it’s still virtually unknown outside of academia. The (highly technical) paper, “Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma contains strategies that dominate any evolutionary opponent”, is by legendary physicist Freeman Dyson […]

Auschwitz survivor who endured Sarajevo siege dies; Greta Weinfeld Ferusic was 97 — The Washington Postwww.washingtonpost.com
“If there is such a thing as karma or fate,” she once said, “then I’m angry with mine.” Greta Weinfeld Ferusic was believed to be the only person to have survived Auschwitz and the nearly four-year siege of Sarajevo during the Balkan wars a half-century later.

Debunking Gaius Petronius Arbiter Quote — The Four Ages Of Sand

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I was looking around for a quote to descibe what is happened to our college (10% cuts, redundancies, restructuring etc.) and remembered an old quote from Petronius Arbiter, a Roman courtier during the reign of Nero, which I first saw…

Basic steps for dealing with problematic value pluralism — Integration and Implementation Insightsi2insights.org
By Bethany Laursen, Stephen Crowley and Chad Gonnerman Have you ever been part of a team confronting a moral dilemma? Or trying to manage deep disagreements? For that matter, on a more down-to-earth level, how many times has your team tried to settle an agreed file naming convention? Many team troubles arise from value pluralism — members…

Gareth Harney on Twitter: “Wow, the largest Roman mosaic discovered in London in over half a century, unearthed in the shadow of The Shard, Southwark.… https://t.co/AmBkeV4qFJ"twitter.com
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Enabling Foresightfulness: A Framework for Building a Futures-Oriented Organization — Frenette and Fribance (2020)

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Enabling Foresightfulness: A Framework for Building a Futures-Oriented Organization Enabling Foresightfulness: A Framework for Building a Futures-Oriented Organization — OCAD University Open Research Repository Enabling Foresightfulness: A Framework for Building a Futures-Oriented Organization Tools Frenette, Chantal and Fribance, Robin (2020) Enabling Foresightfulness: A Framework for Building a Futures-Oriented Organization. [MRP] Information Documents Item Type: MRP Creators: Frenette, Chantal and Fribance, Robin Abstract: […]

Vinay on Twitter: “It really is that simple.… “twitter.com
Master level trolling for anyone who has ever tried to Do A Thing in ‘web3’ :-)

The limitations of community as a vehicle to solve problems together | by Fabian Pfortmüller | Together Institute | Feb, 2022 | Mediummedium.com
Michel and I are currently re-reading Peter Block’s foundational book “Community” and its second edition feels more applicable than ever. At the center of the book is a belief that a certain type of…

literary agent needing jerk on Twitter

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A man is “shirtless” while a woman is “topless.” One might say this refers to women’s larger variety of clothing options. More intriguingly, it implies we have not decided on men’s orientation in space. Who knows where the top of a man is

The Seen and the Unseen Episode 259: The Loneliness of the Indian Woman with Shrayana Bhattacharya | Systems Community of Inquiry

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I’m including this here mostly because I was absolutely blown away by this conversation, and I want more people to listen to it. It’s four hours, sorry. And it isn’t really ‘systems thinking’ per se. But the effortlessness with which they — especially the guest, Shrayan Bhattacharya — shift between the ‘topics’ of economy, art,…

interlude

Kind of Bloop

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An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue

An Oral History of the ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’ Endingwww.vulture.com
An oral history of Ol Parker and Richard Curtis’s inexplicably star-studded, hallucinogenic ending of the sequel ABBA musical, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, starring Meryl Streep, Cher, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski and so many more.

Clair De Lune | A.I. Variations — 9 HOURS | Relaxing Piano Music & Psychedelic Art for Study, etc.www.youtube.com
In the end, it’s never as simple as it seems. Derelict Parisian Salons invade the mind as false memories in the electric dream of a wild summer night’s wind….

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