Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #40

This week:

* From bat suit crazy nipples to the number one best-selling management science book.

* From online council meetings to enactivism

* From the meta-rational workplace to the university set up by Jewish people interned on the Isle of Man

* From the sad implications of #digital to the even sadder old story of poor young boys crying for their mothers as they face the prospect of dying — or killing — for rich old men.

Top phive of the week

When is #selforganization… not? And does it matter?

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For many years, a favourite exercise of our is what we call ‘the Obolensky game’ — because we learned it from Nick Obolensky and his book ‘Complex Adaptive #Leadership‘. It is in fact, I think, a classic of the #systemsthinking | #complexity | #cybernetics genre — various called ‘the triangle game’ and something like ‘assassins and shields’ — you can google Nick or me … Continue reading When is #selforganization… not? And does it matter? →

The Grammar of Systems: From Order to Chaos & Back — Hoverstadtstream.syscoi.com
very exciting that this is now out! The Grammar of Systems: From Order to Chaos & Back: Amazon.co.uk: Hoverstadt, Patrick: 9798414307754: Books You can also see Patrick talking about this at the SCiO UK Virtual Open Meeting — March 2022 Monday 21 March, 18:30UK time https://systemspractice.org/events/scio-uk-virtual-open-meeting-march-2022 (along with Roger Duck and Jane Searles talking about […]

public | service | transformation

Simon Bottery: New data shows adult social care not ‘fixed’ | Local Government Chronicle (LGC)

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An analysis of key trends in adult social care confirms wider reform of the sector remains an urgent priority, writes a senior fellow at The King’s Fund.

Online participation in Council meetings must be allowed again

www.libdemvoice.org

By Mary Reid | Wed 2nd March 2022–6:47 pm

David Brindle on Twittertwitter.com
So sad to see this. Many of us had such great hopes for direct payments. Take-up now just 26.6%, lower than in 2015–16. From excellent @TheKingsFund Social Care 360 update.

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

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We are delighted to share an interim report from the primary evaluation of the Life Chances Fund (LCF). Click here to read the full report.

E3M | Relational Commissioning Webinar: harnessing the power of purpose alignment

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This free webinar is aimed at commissioners from local public authorities, as well as leaders of social enterprises and other public benefit organisations, who want to explore new and more impactful ways of organising public services.

CECAN Webinar: Evaluating government spending: Findings and recommendations from the latest National Audit Office report

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Evaluating government spending: Findings and recommendations from the latest National Audit Office report Tuesday 15th March 2022, 13:00–14:00 GMT Presenter: Phil Bradburn, National Audit Office

Chris Naylor, The case for Public Service reform

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Is there a better way to deliver public services? Chris Naylor, the former Chief Executive of Barking and Dagenham Council assesses the need for public service reform, meeting innovators and talking to those who design and use public services. This BBC Radio 4 programme asks, is it time for a radical rethink?

The post Chris Naylor, The case for Public Service reform appeared first on PSTA.

systems | complexity | cybernetics

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twittertwitter.com
Multiple Systems Thinking methods for resilience research — Wright (2012 MPhil thesis) https://bit.ly/3tJflZV

UKSS Online workshop — Christine Welch March 16 at 4pm UK — Soft Systems Methodology — what it is and is not (and trailer for the UKSS conference!)

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Online workshop with Dr Christine Welch — 16th March at 4.00 pm Soft Systems Methodology — what it is and is not UKSS Online workshop — March 16th Online workshop with Dr Christine Welch — 16th March at 4.00 pmSoft Systems Methodology — what it is and is not Please book a free place here. See […]

Understanding Complexity & Organisations — Mark Eddleston

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Understanding Complexity & OrganisationsMark Eddleston Understanding Complexity & Organisations

David Chapman on Twitter

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A single-sentence summary of the essence of meta-rationalism. May require rereading and reflection to understand.

Systems View of Life with Fritjof Capra and Jeremy Lent — March 5, 9am PSTstream.syscoi.com
What happens when we bring together two great thinkers of Systems Theory and Deep Ecology in emergent conversation?Join us on Saturday, March 5at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT for Systems View of Life. Fritjof Capra, author of many books including The Systems View of Life and Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of […]

Constructivism + Embodied Cognition = Enactivism: Theoretical and Practical Implications for Conceptual Change | Holton (201)

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Constructivism + Embodied Cognition = Enactivism: Theoretical and Practical Implications for Conceptual Change (PDF) Constructivism + Embodied Cognition = Enactivism: Theoretical and Practical Implications for Conceptual Change | Doug Holton — Academia.edu Constructivism + Embodied Cognition = Enactivism: Theoretical and Practical Implications for Conceptual Change Doug Holton Published 2010 The objective of this paper is to […]

Jessica Flack on Twitter

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DISTRIBUTED VS CENTRALIZED: 1) not a binary distinction, 2) both architectures evolve in nature thru bottom up processes 3) both have robustness + evolvability issues. Be empirical not ideological.

A fully meta-rational workplace | Meta-rationality

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A meta-rational organization may appear chaotic (although productive and innovative), until you notice how smoothly routine rational work gets done.

Peter Jones ⚒️🔭🌍 on Twitter

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In the last great war, some Jews were interned on the Isle of Man, between England and Ireland, and set up their own university. Find out more with renowned Systems Thinker Gerald Midgley, Wednesday 16th March. More details here:

organisational development / transformation

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter

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so good and so, so sad

where #digital takes us

Manifesting Mass Metanoia. Doing Change in Trying Times | by Brent Cooper | The Abs-Tract Organization | Mar, 2022 | Mediummedium.com
*This article was originally published as Chapter 10 in Dispatches from a Time Between Worlds (June, 2021). It is duplicated here to make this pertinent theme more accessible and encourage wider…

Donald Schon Lecture (1989) — YouTubestream.syscoi.com
Donald Schon Lecture Donald Schon Lecture — YouTube Video recording of Donald Schön lecture (1989) Discovered by João Ferreira on the PHD-DESIGN discussion list (PHD-DESIGN@jiscmail.ac.uk) Dear all, I came across a video recording of a lecture by Donald Schön. It was published by the Iowa State University Library on YouTube. There isn’t much information about it, […]

ethics and competence in public service

Dr Maryam Ahmed on Twitter

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TRANSPARENCY UPDATE Every page of the Register of MPs Interests is now protected by a captcha. This makes it even harder for researchers and journalists to report on this data in a meaningful way. @ParliDigital any chance of changing this?

environmental and social justice

Mahoo @SystemsNinja on Twitter

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This is young poor boys dying for old rich men. As always. I’m as sad for the Russian dead as I am for the Ukrainian.

Mahoo @SystemsNinja on Twitter

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*scared young boy calls devastated mum. Notsuch thing as “a” soldier.

The ‘rules-based international order’ doesn’t constrain Russia — or the United States — The Washington Postwww.washingtonpost.com
American pundits say Putin is undermining the international order. But the ability of great powers to ignore the rules is a lamentable part of the system.

Russian Pensioner Who Survived Siege of Leningrad Arrested By Police At Peaceful Protest in St Petersburgwww.ladbible.com
Kremlin forces have arrested Yelena Osipova, 76, who survived the Siege of Leningrad at a peaceful protest in Russia against the invasion of Ukraine.

more brain food

Charlie Awbery on Twitter

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At a certain point, the practice clicks. The yidam embodies you. You’re effortlessly there. At that point it’s a bit like you are played by the yidam — somewhat akin to how Rowan Atkinson describes being played by the part in this passage from @michael_nielsen ‘s notes.

Largest bacterium ever discovered has an unexpectedly complex cellwww.science.org
Giant microbe from a mangrove could be a missing link between single-celled organisms and the cells that make up humans

From dark knight to bat-nipples: the evolution of the Batman costume — Alasdair Macintyrewww.smh.com.au
From a pantomime aesthetic to menacing black rubber and bulging sinews, the batsuit sees a new iteration with the release of the latest movie, The Batman.

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