Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #56

Benjamin P. Taylor
8 min readJul 3, 2022

Lots of events and lots of interesting stuff :-)

#systemschange: the dangers of over-correcting in a good causechosen-path.org
If you want to save the world, run a business in a better way, help people with creativity, innovation, or generally create a better future… …you need to go beyond correcting the way things are currently done, and shine a light on yourself, too. As a world, we need to get the point that things … Continue reading #systemschange: the dangers of over-correcting in a good cause →

What if we treated people as people, instead of employees?chosen-path.org
I see a lot of posts and articles at the moment about ‘employee engagement’, particularly in the context of ‘but won’t we lose employee engagement, if people work from home more’? Well, yes, you might. But if your view of how to get people motivated and engaged to do their work is based on the … Continue reading What if we treated people as people, instead of employees? →

Welcome to Australasian Change Dayswww.australasianchangedays.com

I’m speaking at this excellent (virtual) event!

Shifting Balance, Recalibrating Worth Join us September 9 to 11, 2022 A virtual event — join us from anywhere in the world!

SCiO Virtual Open Meeting — July 2022www.scio.org.uk

Systems Leadership, Change, Theory and Practice — Benjamin Taylor

When Unfreeze-Move-Refreeze Isn’t Working: Doing, Thinking and Making Via Systems Changes Learning — David Ing

The future of work is: no jobs — Benjamin P. Taylor, Wed, Jul 13, 2022, 7:00 PM | Meetupwww.meetup.com
Wed, Jul 13, 7:00 PM BST: The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting the wonderful Benjamin P. Taylor for this intriguing session. Benjamin will be sharing some perspectives and s

Apprenticeship in Systems Thinking Practice (with SCiO and Cherith Simmons).

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SCiO and Cherith Simmons have developed a new Apprenticeship in Systems Thinking Practice. From our CEO, Benjamin Taylor: “I take a deep interest in systems | cybernetics | complexity, because I think those skills — and those fields — are central to public service transformation. That’s why I’ve played a supporting role in helping Systems […]

What the hell is systems | complexity | cybernetics anyway?stream.syscoi.com
Originally posted on chosen path: UPDATE — slides, video, notes now in edited post at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_systems-convening-systems-practice-systems-activity-6942014940794789888-c6He Today I’m doing a one-hour talk (see https://q.health.org.uk/event/systems-convening-systems-thinking-and-systems-practice-with-ben-taylor/ — you can still join if you see this when I publish — and you can see the board at bit.ly/systems3board at any time) on how systems practices and systems thinking can link…

Global Manifesto for Public Services — The Future is Public.

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The Future is Public is a is a global campaign aimed at creating a new narrative around public service. It’s about curbing the dominance of Neoliberalism in public policy. Read their manifesto here. ABC news held a panel discussion to mark the annual United Nations Public Service Day, discussing The Future is Public. Check out […]

Do Strength-based approaches to commissioning work? Alex Fox.

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Do strengths-based approaches to commissioning work? If they do work, how could we measure and prove it? These are the questions discussed in this blog post by Alex Fox, OBE.

New Programme! Supported Development programme

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The Supported Development Programme is an opportunity for commissioners, and the people they work with to examine in detail twelve different themes relating to commissioning. Each theme has been identified as being specifically relevant to commissioners and the work that you do. The aim of the programme is to deepen learning and understanding around each […]

Contract Management — a new PSTA programme, launching soon!

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The Contract Management Development Programme is an opportunity for those involved in contract management to refresh their skills, build on their existing knowledge and expertise and refamiliarize themselves with their organisation’s key documents and guidance. The aim is to deepen learning and understanding around contract management and to support and […]

International Society for the Systems Sciences, 66th Annual Conference, online conference 7–11 July 2022stream.syscoi.com
Source: Source International Society for the Systems Sciences, 66th Annual Conference.​ Featured speakers include:George Mobus, Vanessa Andreotti, Cynthia Kurtz, Bill Rees, Janet McIntyre, Tyler Volk, Bayo Akomolafe, David Holmgren, Dave Snowden, Peter Jones, Tony Hodgson, Raghav Rajagopalan, Megan Seneque, Paul Pangaro, Bill Seaman, Louise Allison, Alexander Christakis, and more!Registration: https://web.cvent.com/event/ace397ec-5052-469b-8949-f1d046e5478e/summaryConference Conversations:​Anything you’d like to discuss […]

The Ralph Stacey Memorial Lecture on Weds 5th October at the University of Hertfordshire, 6pm.stream.syscoi.com
Originally posted on Complexity & Management Centre: This is to give advance notice of?The Ralph Stacey Memorial Lecture on Weds 5th October at the University of Hertfordshire, 6pm. The day we have chosen is close both to his birthday and to the date of his death. I will give a tribute to Ralph and his legacy and Patricia Shaw has…

Results for Development — REQUEST: Organizational Learning and Systems Measurement Consultant

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source: source: Results for Development — REQUEST: Organizational Learning and Systems Measurement Consultant REQUEST: Organizational Learning and Systems Measurement Consultant REMOTE — UNITED STATES / DOMESTIC — CONSULTANCIES / CONSULTANT (STTA, TOR, SOW, EOI) APPLY FOR THIS JOB Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around […]

12 July at 3–4pm, How to break through government Sludge: A conversation with Cass Sunstein, (online)

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Online event, 3–4pm on 12 July 2022 Are you a public servant or policy maker who feels beset by government sludge? In this online session with Apolitical, you’ll learn how to: identify examples of sludge in government; recognise why administrative sludge is a problem; use tips and techniques to push back on sludge to make […]

Joint PhD opportunity: KU Leuven and University of Edinburgh, involving design, dementia and the preservation of dignity in residential care settings by building a better understanding of clients’ intimacy needs, through a participatory methodology

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A unique, design-led, joint PhD project has arisen between KU Leuven and University of Edinburgh, involving design, dementia and the preservation of dignity in residential care settings by building a better understanding of clients’ intimacy needs, through a participatory methodology. Full project details: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/60118258?hl=en&lang=en The suitable candidate will be based in Belgium at Inter-ACTIONS research […]

System Diagrams: A Practical Guide — Bob Williams

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Source System Diagrams: A Practical Guide System Diagrams: A Practical Guide Bob Williams pdf is ‘contributionware’ Systems Diagrams: A Practical Guide. The past few years have seen increased use of system diagrams. System diagrams provide an excellent way of clarifying complex situations and help to address identified problems. Potential users are spoilt for choice — […]

Upcoming People Need People session & Screening of the Bateson Approach to Learning

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Invitation to the First Oceania People Need People Session and the Screening of the Bateson Approach to LearningDear Benjamin Taylor, We have two exciting events coming up soon, for you to enjoy.Firstly a People Need People session for all the Bateson Anniversary event attendees in the Oceania timezone and the screening of the most recent live Anniversary event — […]

New Books Network podcast | Mark Andrejevic, “Automated Media” (Routledge, 2019)

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A lot in this — meta-rational perspectives, the psychoanalytic perspective, and a lot more. See also review by Jakob Svensson: https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1492898/FULLTEXT01.pdf source and podcast New Books Network | Mark Andrejevic, “Automated Media” (Routledge,… Mark Andrejevic Jun 24, 2022 Automated Media ROUTLEDGE 2019 In this era of pervasive automation, Mark Andrejevic provides an original framework for […]

The Nature of Complex Networks — Sergey N. Dorogovtsev, José F. F. Mendes — Oxford University Pressstream.syscoi.com
Originally posted on Complexity Digest: Sergey N. Dorogovtsev and José F. F. MendesProvides a systematic account of the statistical mechanics of complex networksCovers recent trends, concepts, and theoretical techniques, and emphasises interdisciplinary strandsBroad appeal to researchers in complex systems including theoretical physicists and applied mathematicians as well as epidemiologistsExtensive bibliography and appendices offer excellent reference…

Are you ready for the next generation? Where is local government in the rapidly changing world of finance? Are the skills in place to navigate the change?

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By Jo Peters. I work with lots of different UK local authorities and I can see that, as a local government finance leader, your inbox is relentless. Pressures are mounting from all sides. Balancing the budget is the top priority. The increasing number of councils that have succumbed to section 114 notices is a constant […]

The role of scrutiny in navigating our new health and care economy, InLoGov.

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In this piece, Councillor Ketan Sheth sets out how the impact of coronavirus on Brent has laid bare and illustrated health inequalities. Read more here.

Council Spotlight: How the Task Smart App is helping councils to tackle more than 160 common tasks. Local Digital.

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In this issue of our Council Spotlight, Tom Lowndes (Local Digital Collaboration Manager) shares an update on the progress of the Task Smart App funded project, led by Colchester Borough Council. This beta project is developing a platform that will enable tasks and requests logged online by customers to route directly to council officers working […]

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