Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #66

Still looking for a bid and operations coordinator for RedQuadrant — two years experience in relevant consultancy bid / UK public sector required.

Seeking a bid and operations coordinator for RedQuadrantchosen-path.org
A second role currently available — a bid and operations coordinator to be at the heart of @RedQuadrant and help to shape our business. £28–32k, remote, requires two years of public sector bid management experience (or direct equivalent). This is a coordinating role for someone who likes getting things in order, keeping things in order, and building … Continue reading Seeking a bid and operations coordinator for RedQuadrant →

Can you find the dog poo in the leaves?chosen-path.org
And why is this important for business, management, innovation? Since accidentally adopting a street puppy just over a year ago, I’ve had plenty of time, and plenty of practice, at two things: Finding his poo, so I can pick it up like a good citizen. He squats in the leaves or the grass, I mark … Continue reading Can you find the dog poo in the leaves? →

Here are all my intentional LinkedIn posts to date…chosen-path.org
Today’s post on LinkedIn is promoting the PSTA’s upcoming contract management course — which will be amazing: Have you ever seen a brilliant contract go wayyyy off track? https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_contract-management-public-service-transformation-activity-6985858338269876224-7VOn/ And I’m looking forward to promoting the exciting Level 7 Systems Thinking Practitioner Apprenticeship from Cherith Simmons with SCiO shortly: https://www.systemspractice.org/node/870 So, all told, with the job adverts, … Continue reading Here are all my intentional LinkedIn posts to date… →

Public service cuts and disjointed funding systems for local services put ‘Levelling Up’ in danger | Institute for Fiscal Studiesifs.org.uk
A new report out today finds that the current funding systems for schools, councils, public health and the police are ‘not fit for purpose’.

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Originally posted on Harish’s Notebook — My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.: In today’s post, I am looking at the idea of “authenticity” in relation to existentialism. I am inspired by the ideas of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre and De Beauvoir. The title of this post may be misleading. From an existentialist standpoint,…

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Originally posted on Complexity & Management Centre: The following is the text of the Ralph Stacey Memorial Lecture which I gave at Hertfordshire Business School on Weds 5th October 2022. It accompanies the video which you will find in the post below. The response to the lecture was give by Patricia Shaw, who co-founded the…

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Reifying Systems Thinking towards Changes | ST-ON 2022–10–17 October 20, 2022 daviding The October online meeting of Systems Thinking Ontario presented an opportunity for an update on progress made by the Systems Changes Learning Circle by 2022. A slide deck had been prepared an in-person seminar at the Universitat de Barcelona Graduate Programmes in Business, organized by Ryan C. Armstrong, […]

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Ready-ing Here is a link to the new Ready-ing paper published in the journal of Systems Reseach and Behavioral Science. If it does not open the paper is pasted below. Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/sres.2896 An essay on ready-ing: Tending the prelude to change Nora Bateson First published: 21 September 2022 https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2896 Heiko Specking, Mervi Porevuo, Goran Janson, Motaz […]

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Originally posted on Harish’s Notebook — My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.: In today’s post, I am writing about the wonderful Bayesian E. T. Jaynes’ idea of “Mind Projection Fallacy” (MPF) with respect to Systems Thinking. He explained MPF as asserting one’s own private thoughts and sensations as realities existing externally in…

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How We Understand “Complexity” Makes a Difference: Lessons from Critical Systems Thinking and the Covid-19 Pandemic in the UK by Michael C. Jackson Centre for Systems Studies, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7TS, UK Systems 2020 Systems | Free Full-Text | How We Understand “Complexity” Makes a Difference: Lessons from Critical Systems Thinking and the Covid-19 […]

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Application of Open Systems Theory to establish Active Adaptive Organisations Hosted By Systems At Play Systems At Play Application of Open Systems Theory to establish Active Adaptive Organisations, Fri, Dec 2, 2022, 3:00 PM | Meetup

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Knowing Better via Systems Thinking | U. Barcelona 2022–10–10 October 16, 2022 daviding 0 Comments Just before starting a trip to Spain, I received an invitation from Ryan C. Armstrong at the Universitat de Barcelona Business School to give some lectures. The students in the bachelor’s programme in international business had a short mention of systems thinking in the first […]

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Originally posted on Harish’s Notebook — My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.: In today’s post I am looking at the idea of “affordances”. This term is attributed to the famous American psychologist, James J Gibson. A loose explanation of affordances is something that offers ‘action possibilities’ or ‘information possibilities’. For example, a…

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Next Wednesday the 5th October, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm (UK summer time), we have our next webinar by Jan De Visch, on ‘Coherent Action: Linking Role and Work Contributions to Each other Through Real-Time Dialogue’. See below details of this webinar. The webinar will be at our usual zoom link: Topic: Metaphorum’s Webinar Series […]

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Scientific Observation Is Socio-Materially Augmented Perception: Toward a Participatory Realism by Tom Froese Embodied Cognitive Science Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 1919–1 Tancha, Onna 904–0495, Okinawa, Japan Academic Editors: Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic and Marcin J. Schroeder Philosophies 2022, 7(2), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies7020037 Received: 28 February 2022 / Revised: 29 March 2022 / Accepted: 29 March 2022 / Published: 30 March 2022 (This […]

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JJ Ruffell Oct 2022 Cybernetics of anticolonial war: Organisation, control and communication in nineteenth century Chechnya Cybernetics of anticolonial war: Organisation, control and communication in nineteenth century Chechnya | by JJ Ruffell | Oct, 2022 | Medium

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Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General SemanticsAlfred KorzybskiLakeville, Conn., International Non-Aristotelian Library Pub. Co.; Distributed by Institute of General Semantics (1935) Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics — PhilPapers

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COMPLEXITY & STUPIDITY COMPLEXITY & STUPIDITY November 13, 2016 In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris talks to biologist David Krakauer about information, complex systems, and the future of humanity. Sam Harris | Complexity & Stupidity

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