Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #32

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How does the signal of demand get through to your organisation?Are you actually able to hear where you can create value? I was once in a project to redesign a council’s Housing Benefits form, and ‘make it digital’. The form was 60 pages long, and optimally designed for approximately 2.2% of applicants. That’s because the vast majority of applicants were already on a ‘passporting benefit’, … Continue reading How does the signal of demand get through to your organisation? →chosen-path.org
‘No, but I could put you on the waiting list?’When were you last put on a waiting list? Were you pleased? Did you think you were actually getting something, or just because you got to avoid rejection? When we analysed demand, in customers’ own words, across a London borough, we found some really striking things One of them was that, when we did a … Continue reading ‘No, but I could put you on the waiting list?’ →chosen-path.org
8 February – OPCC/APACE Commissioning Academy, now recruitingWe are delighted to announce the launch of the very first Commissioning Academy for Offices of Police and Crime Commissioners, developed in partnership with APACE (Association of Police and Crime Commissioners). Our first cohort will kick off on 8 February and places are still available. For more information, see the flyer below. To express interest, […]The post 8 February – OPCC/APACE Commissioning Academy, now recruiting appeared first on PSTA.www.publicservicetransformation.org
Food Security – Is the UK already in Crisis? Tickets, Wed 12 Jan 2022 at 18:00 | EventbriteEventbrite – The Lunar Society, Birmingham presents Food Security – Is the UK already in Crisis? – Wednesday, 12 January 2022 – Find event and ticket information.www.eventbrite.co.uk
SCiO Virtual Open Meeting – 17 January 2022 | Systems Convening from Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner, and Scenario Planning from Julio Graham, 18:30 UK timeSCiO Virtual Open Meeting – January 2022 | SCiO SCiO Virtual Open Meeting – January 2022 Virtual Open Meeting: A series of presentations of general interest to Systems & Complexity in Organisation’s members and others. About this Event SCiO organises Open Meetings to provide opportunities for practitioners to learn and develop new practice, to build […]stream.syscoi.com
public | service | transformation
Early help for children and families – an article by Richard SelwynIn this new article in Paediatrics and Child Health, Richard Selwyn draws on examples from Birmingham of how we can use prevention and early intervention to deliver better outcomes for children and families. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1751722221002067?dgcid=authorThe post Early help for children and families – an article by Richard Selwyn appeared first on PSTA.www.publicservicetransformation.org
E3M | “Don’t think you can’t do these things, because you can” – a legal perspective on Human Learning SystemsThis blog was written by Julian Blake of E3M partner Stone King for the Human Learning Systems (HLS) website and we are pleased to share it on ours as we believe our approach in E3M is complementary to the work of HLS.e3m.org.uk
Do doctors understand test results? – BBC NewsDoctors have a poor grasp of statistics, an expert says, making it hard for patients to make the right treatment choices.www.bbc.co.uk
systems | complexity | cybernetics
Demanding Change: Where does learning take place? Richard Veryard (from a conversation with Harish Jose and others)Harish Jose tweeted “Organizations do not learn. Organizations are not humans. #Stacey #Complexity(?)” And this generated an interesting set of responses, and the blog below from Richard Veryard. My own initial response was to respond to this response from @fluffbuster: “Their ability to replicate their essential identity from moment to moment, irrespective of who works […]stream.syscoi.com
Bridging the Systems Thinking Capabilities GapThis is a recording of the conference “Bridging the Systems Thinking Capability Gap: To Improve Decision-Making and Create a Better World” which took place o…www.youtube.com
Systems Thinking Ontario – 2022-01-102022-01-10 January 10 (the second Monday of the month) is the 96th meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration will be at https://living-becoming-st-on.eventbrite.ca Living, Becoming, Process Philosophy: Systems Thinking in Time Structure is an arrangement in space. Process is an arrangement in time. Beyond being, living systems can be seen as becoming. Are we overlooking […]stream.syscoi.com
A Quick Look at 4 Films that Address Systems Change | by Nora Bateson | Jan, 2022 | Medium | Systems Community of InquiryA Quick Look at 4 Films that Address Systems Change Nora Bateson A Quick Look at 4 Films that Address Systems Change | by Nora Bateson | Jan, 2022 | Mediumstream.syscoi.com
Complexity Sciences – Vigni (2021)h/t Michael Garfield – who talks about this as ‘complexity as a platform’ rather than a discipline Complexity Sciences | Science & Technology Studies Complexity Sciences A Scientific Platform Authors Fabrizio Li VigniLISIS, UGE https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5763-7446 DOI: https://doi.org/10.23987/sts.97027 Abstract Social scientists have proposed several concepts to give account of the way scientific life organizes. By studying “complexity sciences” […]stream.syscoi.com
Permaculture as a Complex System Collective EmergencePermaculture as a Complex System Collective Emergence How to the empower the localization movement with local cryptocurrencies by Collective Emergencestream.syscoi.com
A Mathematical Theory of Communication – Shannon (1948)A Brief Introduction on Shannon’s Information Theory January 2016 DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2912.3604 Ricky X. F. Chen, University of Virginia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291831205_A_Brief_Introduction_on_Shannon%27s_Information_Theory The paper: A Mathematical Theory of Communication A Mathematical Theory of Communication – Wikipediastream.syscoi.com
Management Systems: A Viable Approach (book) | Maurice Yolles (1999)Management Systems: A Viable Approach – Maurice Yolles (PDF) Management Systems: A Viable Approach | Maurice Yolles – Academia.edu This text explore the nature of management systems, explores the nature of methodology and method. and then presents a number of relativistic methodologies in the systems domain that are able to cope with social complexity. Case […]stream.syscoi.com
organisational development / transformation
A centennial tribute to Gregory Bateson 1904-1980 and his influence on the fields of organizational development and action research | Hawkins (2004)A centennial tribute to Gregory Bateson 1904-1980 and his influence on the fields of organizational development and action research Peter Hawkins 2004, Action Research (PDF) A centennial tribute to Gregory Bateson 1904-1980 and his influence on the fields of organizational development and action research | Peter Hawkins – Academia.edustream.syscoi.com
ethics in public service
IPSE calls for more clarity on IR35 following Defra and MoJ non-compliance verdicts | IPSEIPSE is calling for more clarity around IR35, following the news that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have received tax bills totalling just over £120m for IR35 non-compliance.www.ipse.co.uk
Tory peer Michelle Mone secretly involved in PPE firm she referred to government | Coronavirus | The GuardianExclusive: Leaked files suggest Mone and her husband were involved in business given £200m contractswww.theguardian.com
environmental and social justice
We have evolved powerful mechanisms for healing one another | Aeon EssaysWhen a person is in distress, we can draw on deep, evolved mechanisms to calm the storm, through attention, touch and careaeon.co
more brain food
Prevalence-induced concept change in human judgment – Levari et al (2018)source (via Naomi Most): Prevalence-induced concept change in human judgment – PubMed Prevalence-induced concept change in human judgment David E Levari 1, Daniel T Gilbert 2, Timothy D Wilson 3, Beau Sievers 4, David M Amodio 5, Thalia Wheatley 4Affiliations expand PMID: 29954981 DOI: 10.1126/science.aap8731 Abstract Why do some social problems seem so intractable? In a series of experiments, we show that people often respond to decreases in the […]stream.syscoi.com
There really are 50 Eskimo words for ‘snow’The Sami people, who live in the northern tips of Scandinavia and Russia, have as many as 1,000 words for “reindeer.” (Nicholas Roemmelt/Nicholas Roemmelt)By David Robson | New Scientist12ft.io
Some recent podcasts I have enjoyed which are relevant to our theme…Ram Dass Here and Now – the Mechanics of Mind https://overcast.fm/+GdAurE7c youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9vzf_oeNvw podcast web page https://www.ramdass.org/ram-dass-here-and-now-ep-187-the-mechanics-of-mind/ “Ultimately, the art is you need models to function in the universe, models of mind, you need structures, but you hold them so lightly. You hold them so lightly.” – Ram Dass General Intellect Unit 082 – John […]stream.syscoi.com
Why You Should Question Your Reality | by Erman Misirlisoy, PhD | Nov, 2021 | MediumWhy You Should Question Your Reality Erman Misirlisoy, PhD Nov 29, 2021 Why You Should Question Your Reality | by Erman Misirlisoy, PhD | Nov, 2021 | Medium ‘Perceptual creep’stream.syscoi.com
Transmission T-019: David Wolpert on statistical tools for making pandemic predictions | Santa Fe InstituteTransmission T-019: David Wolpert on statistical tools for making pandemic predictions Detail of the figure “Night” from the tomb of Giuliano de’ Medici. Michelangelo Buonarroti. Marble. 1523 APRIL 20, 2020 Transmission T-019: David Wolpert on statistical tools for making pandemic predictions | Santa Fe Institutestream.syscoi.com
Boquila trifoliolata, a vine that wraps around host plants and mimics their leaves – including an artificial plastic host planthttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boquila https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982214002693 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15592324.2021.1977530?needAccess=true via Marcel Froehlich @FroelichMarcel and Tom Bray @TomBray on twitterstream.syscoi.com
Hotel Chocolat : A short history of coffee culture | MarketScreenerEver wondered how coffee became such a key part of socialising, meetings, and culture in general?Coffee is more than a beverage, it's a cultural phenomenon. From brewed drip... | December 31, 2021www.marketscreener.com
The Radically Embodied Conscious Cybernetic Bayesian Brain: From Free Energy to Free Will and Back Again – Safron (2021)The Radically Embodied Conscious Cybernetic Bayesian Brain: From Free Energy to Free Will and Back Again by Adam Safron Entropy | Free Full-Text | The Radically Embodied Conscious Cybernetic Bayesian Brain: From Free Energy to Free Will and Back Againstream.syscoi.com
LoF22 – Laws of Form conference 2022, 4-6 August, 2022 University of Liverpool, UKLAWS OF FORM CONFERENCE 2022 LoF22 LAWS OF FORM CONFERENCE 2022LoF22 The state of ultimate wisdom … provides a nucleus for a calculus of love, where distinctions are suspended and all is one. Spencer Brown has made a major step in this direction, and his book should be in the hands of all young people—no […]stream.syscoi.com
Do We Still Worship The Knowledge Pyramid? – strategic structuresThere are not many models that have enjoyed such a long life and wide acceptance as the Knowledge Pyramid. Also known as the DIKW pyramid, it features data aswww.strategicstructures.com
Off-payroll and the rise of the small consultancyWhile much has been made of IR35’s negative impacts on certain markets, IR35 compliance solution IR35 Shield’s CEO Dave Chaplin believes it has handed small consultancies who have mastered the legislwww.consultancy.uk
‘I will never forgive them’: Djokovic’s dad haunted by Serbia bombing horror — RT Sport NewsNovak Djokovic’s father has said that NATO’s bombing campaign in Serbia in 1999, which forced the tennis champion to run for cover as a boy, has left “traumas that last a lifetime”.www.rt.com
TikTok from Point BeingTikTok video from Point Being (@pointbeing): “My first TikTok. Joining the metaverse. The point is becoming. https://www.patreon.com/abs_tract #CRT#leftist#therock#abstract TikTo#therockk”. original sound.www.tiktok.com
interlude
Divna & Melόdi – Oj, badnjače, badnjače / Ој, бадњаче, бадњачеThe official YouTube channel of Divna Ljubojevic & “The Melodists” Choir / Званични ЈуТјуб канал Дивне Љубојевић и хора “Мелόди”Download/Streaming: http://phwww.youtube.com

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