Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #49

Benjamin P. Taylor
11 min readMay 6, 2022

Things about public | service | transformation, systems | cybernetics | complexity, ethics in public life, fascinating things and, this week, a warm and lovely puppy.

What I’ve learned from my puppy.

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Social media really is for sharing pet pictures — sorry, but there’s no way around it. It’s good to have something to chew on. A backlog of (pe)email can be very distracting. It’s easier to get into a tight corner than get out. No to-do list is more important than a cuddle. Sometimes it’s nice just to … Continue reading What I’ve learned from my puppy. →

SAVVI — a system approach to identifying vulnerability

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I recently found out about SAVVI, which stands for “a Scalable Approach to Vulnerability via Interoperability”. SAVVI, led by Tameside Council and sponsored by GMCA, aims to use data to find vulnerable people. The project is developing a catalogue of datasets, their sources and the basis on which they can be used by organisations delivering […]

I’m pleased to be facilitating a systems thinking session at the Carbon Capture Deep Dive event from the Systems Change Alliance.

Carbon Capture Deep Dive: A Systems Change Perspective May 28, 2022 ONLINE CONFERENCE — Systems Change Alliance

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I’m excited to be facilitating a systems thinking session at this event Carbon Capture Deep Dive:A Systems Change Perspective May 28, 2022 ONLINE CONFERENCE Carbon Capture Deep Dive — Systems Change Alliance Join Brian Von Herzen (Climate Foundation), Paul Streifeneder (Pleistocene and Permafrost Foundation), Kim Bye Bruun (Northern Lights), Benjamin Taylor and Laura Griffiths (Red […]

I host the ‘later in the bar’ sessions at SCiO — informal, drop-in networking around systems | cybernetics | complexity…

SCiO monthly events newsletter — May & June 2022

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SCiO monthly events newsletter — May & June 2022 Hello, This is the end-April monthly events mailing from SCiO. Click on the flags or group titles below to go to the events that interest you. Please remember that you can attend online events organised by any of the SCiO groups if they are held in a […]

Chuffed to be supporting this commission and our own Natasa Sears produced this graphic record of the first round table session.

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Check out the illustration of our first #CultureCommission roundtable on sustainable and inclusive economic recovery

ENACT! Festival 2022 — inHivestream.syscoi.com
ENACT!Elevating Networks and Collaboration for TransformationMay 2022 ENACT! Festival 2022 — inHive Lots of interesting sessions May 25 26 27 28 29 2 Monday, May 2, 2022, 1 events David Ehrlichman on Impact Networks 3 Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 1 events Networks for Gender Equity 4 Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 1 events Place-Based Change in […]

Beyond the Bounds of your Organization: Systems Influencing & Why it Matters! — 10 May 2022, 15:00 CEST Catalysing Change Weekstream.syscoi.com
Beyond the Bounds of your Organization: Systems Influencing & Why it Matters! 10 May 2022 | 15:00–16:00 CEST Virtual Problem solving session/thematic workshopTo use a systems led approach to drive your organisation’s strategy and approach to the HOW of what you do include wide listening, non-inear approach, multi-perspective teams with lived experiences, sharing […]

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter

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Did IBM Help Nazis in WWII? https://bit.ly/3y6p8wz “Thomas J. Watson, IBM’s chairman from 1915 to 1956, and other top level IBM executives in New York, knowingly allowed the Nazis to use IBM technology in order to protect company’s profits.” Is this the same Watson?!

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter

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Is there a good resource that lists British actions in WWII between Dunkirk and D-Day?

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter

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Anyone have a use for http://ninelms.info? I figured it would be useful to someone with all the development going on but nothing yet!

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “LOL My first ever permaban from an online community comes from Reddit’s r/greenandpleasant for politely suggesting that there was not, actually, a push to privatise the NHS — and providing evidence. Why do the left consistently undermine themselves by exaggerating and even lying?”

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LOL My first ever permaban from an online community comes from Reddit’s r/greenandpleasant for politely suggesting that there was not, actually, a push to privatise the NHS — and providing evidence. Why do the left consistently undermine themselves by exaggerating and even lying?

Jack Shaw on Twitter

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Reading about competitive bidding this morning and was reminded of what I wrote in March about the Community Renewal Fund. The financial cost wasn’t too overbearing, but the ‘opportunity cost’ of bidding matters:

The Impact of Introducing Low Traffic Neighbourhoods on Road Traffic Injuries | Published in Findingsfindingspress.org
By Anthony A Laverty, Rachel Aldred & 1 more. Injuries declined three-fold inside low traffic neighbourhoods after implementation. Walking, cycling, and driving all became approximately 3–4 times safer per trip.

Webinar: 17 May, Findings and implications from the Retention and Sustainability of Social Care Workforce (RESSCW) studywww.publicservicetransformation.org

This webinar, by the University of Kent and partners, provides an opportunity to engage with the sector and share key findings and implications from the Retention and Sustainability of Social Care Workforce project (RESSCW) study. It will be held 13:00–14:00 BST on Tuesday 17 May 2022. Find out more and book your place by following […]

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Teacher Tom: Understanding Stuffteachertomsblog.blogspot.com
Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers

Social Capital Rapid Review: Call for Evidence — What Works Wellbeing

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From ‘Me’ to ‘We’ — Lessons on leading as a systems activist | by Collaborate CIC | May, 2022 | Collaboratestream.syscoi.com
From ‘Me’ to ‘We’ — Lessons on leading as a systems activistTackling complex social problems requires you to act beyond the boundaries of your organisation to change the systems in which these problems are embedded. In this blog we share what we’ve learned about this difficult work and the behaviours and mindsets it requires. From […]

How I Get By: A Week in the Life of a McDonald’s Cashierwww.vice.com
Cierra Brown is trying to do all she can on her own, but it rarely feels like she’s doing enough.

Events — Catalysing Change Weekstream.syscoi.com
Catalysing Change Week | 9–13 May 2022#LetsReenergisetheSDGsRegister for CCW2022 Events — Catalysing Change Week

New 3D female anatomy model used to better treat women — BBC Newswww.bbc.com
A new 3D female anatomy model is being used to teach first year medical students.

How to Ungrade

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Without much critical examination, teachers accept they have to grade, students accept being graded, and none of us spend enough time thinking about the why, when, and whether of grades.

New frontiers in funding, philanthropy and investment | JRF

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An invitation to ‘save the date’ for a two-day conference — New frontiers in funding, philanthropy and investment.

If Boris Johnson really cared about ‘levelling up’ he’d give more power and money to local councilsinews.co.uk
A former mayor himself, the PM could help areas ‘take back control’ with real devolution

Dani Donovan on Twitter

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the ADHD urge to use parenthesis in every sentence (because every thought comes with additional bonus content)

‘Wholesale undermining of transparency’: What do we know about the Cabinet Office clearing house?

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Ahead of the release of a PACAC report into the secretive unit, CSW speaks to three FoI experts to find out their concerns about the clearing house

Teacher Tom: If Compliance Is The Goal, Carry Onteachertomsblog.blogspot.com
Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers

On Productivity

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Analysis and ideas on addressing the gaps in economic performance across the UK

Intention or Attention? Humbling Design through ‘Systems Changes Learning’ Registration, Mon, May 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM Toronto timestream.syscoi.com
Intention or Attention? Humbling Design through ‘Systems Changes Learning’ Intention or Attention? Humbling Design through ‘Systems Changes Learning’ Registration, Mon, May 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite If Systems Changes Learning offers a way of rethinking systems thinking, might it also offer a path towards rethinking designing? About this event Systems Changes Learning (SCL) […]

Urbanized knowledge syndrome — erosion of diversity and systems thinking in urbanites’ mental models | Aminpour et al (2022)stream.syscoi.com
Urbanized knowledge syndrome — erosion of diversity and systems thinking in urbanites’ mental modelsPayam Aminpour, Steven A. Gray, Michael W. Beck, Kelsi L. Furman, Ismini Tsakiri, Rachel K. Gittman, Jonathan H. Grabowski, Jennifer Helgeson, Lauren Josephs, Matthias Ruth & Steven B. Scyphers npj Urban Sustainability volume 2, Article number: 11 (2022) Cite this article43 AltmetricMetricsdetailsAbstractCoastal ecosystems nearby human societies collectively shape […]

Visualising the Field of Systems Practitioners — openmappr | network visualizationstream.syscoi.com
From Saskia Rysenbry, School of Systems Change Curator at Forum for the Future in the new LinkedIn group for existing… nodes on the map: https://systems-change-practitioners.openmappr.org/ Welcome new members of this group! Last year, the Illuminate Network set out to help visualise the field of systems change practitioners by using affinity mapping to create relationships through […]

Ivo Velitchkov on Twitter

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“our scientific strategies for the complex system shall be, not slavish and inappropriate copies of the strategies used in physics and chemistry, but new strategies, genuinely adapted to the special peculiarities of the complex system. “ ~ Ross Ashby, 1958

Installment One of an Occasional Series: Applied Complexity — Tools for Understanding Programs and their Consequencesstream.syscoi.com
Originally posted on Evaluation Uncertainty: Introduction to the Series The primary objective of this series is to provide evaluators with the capability to apply constructs from Complexity Science to evaluation practice. This objective is bookended with two others. The first is to give evaluators a broad conceptual understanding of Complexity. The other is to provide…

Apps are too complex so maybe features should be ownable and tradable (Interconnected)

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Social Capital Rapid Review: Call for Evidence by What Works Centre for Wellbeingwww.publicservicetransformation.org

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW) has commissioned the Centre for Thriving Places to conduct a Rapid Review of evaluations of social capital interventions aimed at children, young people and adults and delivered within the UK and across OECD countries. Join their call for evidence now.

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The Golden Rule: a principles setting exercise — Chris Corriganwww.chriscorrigan.com
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Prof Donna Hall: Let’s think longer term about how we build resilient communitieswww.publicservicetransformation.org

In this article for NHS Confederation, Professor Donna Hall discusses community engagement, building resilient communities and why integrated care systems need to ask themselves tough questions. Read more by following this link.

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Responding to Complexity with Humility: A Systems-oriented Approach to Strategic Communication — OCAD University Open Research Repositorystream.syscoi.com
Khan, Zaid (2020) Responding to Complexity with Humility: A Systems-oriented Approach to Strategic Communication. [MRP] Responding to Complexity with Humility: A Systems-oriented Approach to Strategic Communication — OCAD University Open Research Repository

From Understanding to Impactful Action: Systems Thinking for Systems Change in Chronic Disease Prevention Research | Ison (2021)stream.syscoi.com
From Understanding to Impactful Action: Systems Thinking for Systems Change in Chronic Disease Prevention Research (1) From Understanding to Impactful Action: Systems Thinking for Systems Change in Chronic Disease Prevention Research | Ray Ison — Academia.edu

Systems Thinking Ontario — 2022–05–09stream.syscoi.com
2022–05–09May 9 (the second Monday of the month) is the 100th meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite at https://intention-attention.eventbrite.ca .Intention or Attention? Humbling Design through ‘Systems Changes Learning’ Systems Thinking Ontario — 2022–05–09

Neo-Sigma — Pickering (2018)stream.syscoi.com
Neo-SigmaThe aim of this paper is to connect the history of art to its future via a political fantasy.by Andrew Pickering Neo-Sigma · Contemporary Arts and Cultures

Meet the Serbs on Twittertwitter.com
Today we remember Lieutenant Colonel Milenko Pavlović whose plane was shot down by @NATO over #Valjevo during the NATO bombing of #Yugoslavia.

Tom Pride on Twitter

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“If I am ever asked to produce my ID card as evidence that I am who I say I am I will take that card out of my wallet and physically eat it in the presence of whatever emanation of the state has demanded that I produce it.” @BorisJohnson 2004. Yesterday Johnson passed a law …

Adam Bienkov on Twitter: “Allowing the government’s own Brexit deal to be fully implemented “would have been an act of self harm,” says Jacob Rees-Mogg. https://t.co/JnVDRPporC"twitter.com
Allowing the government’s own Brexit deal to be fully implemented “would have been an act of self harm,” says Jacob Rees-Mogg.

UK government drops maternity charity after critical tweets | Maternity & paternity rights | The Guardian

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Group championing rights of new mothers and pregnant women removed after commenting on government’s lack of progress

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“One problem, two solutions… “

Travel: A city break in Serbia’s second city Novi Sad | Belfast News Letterwww.newsletter.co.uk
Get all of the latest Lifestyle news from Belfast News Letter. Providing fresh perspective online for news across the UK

How Community’s Dean Pelton broke new ground for sexual politics on television | The Weektheweek.com
In five seasons, the Community character has undergone one of the most unique and fascinating arcs in recent sitcom history

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