Societal Change Systems Versus Production Systems
MAY 6, 2016
Distinguishing between Societal Change Systems (SCSs) and Production Systems (PSs) is the new frontier in large systems change work.
Societal Change System Stewards: A large systems change frontier
JANUARY 5, 2017
Addressing large systems change challenges such as sustainable energy, health care and poverty can be greatly enhanced by development of powerful societal change systems (SCSs) comprising all those organizations, projects and programs aiming to realize change. SCS Stewards can greatly … Net Dev
Five Large Systems Change Trends
APRIL 7, 2015
Anyone working on big change issues should have an eye to mega system changes.
From Change Initiatives to Change Systems
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Global change systems are evolving all around us.
Systems Thinking for Social Change
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Whenever I sink myself into systems thinking, I realize it should be called systems being.
Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems
OCTOBER 5, 2016
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Large Systems Change: an emerging field of transformation and transitions
JULY 6, 2015
What is meant by “large systems change (LSC)?” What must change and what are the strategies to realize it? How can we “do it” much better? What does a comprehensive picture of the field of LSC knowledge and methods look … Net Dev
Governance and Large Systems Change: the case of financial inclusion
AUGUST 8, 2016
What are the implications of large systems change for traditional governance structures and public goods production?
Part 3: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Part 1 introduced the concept of change system and five subsystems through a project on the global change system for electricity; Part 2 described the seven functions necessary for these systems to be effective. In this blog, these are integrated … Change
Webinar: Peace-building as large systems change
AUGUST 31, 2015
This is part of a webinar series on large systems complex change. Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8. Time: 9am PT/ noon ET/ 5pm UK/ 6pm CET/ 7pm Amman. Topic: Peace building. Place: https://zoom.us/j/260856719 j/260856719 ; or +1 408 638 0968 (US … Net Dev
Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions
JULY 15, 2015
Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions. In this paper we put forward a theory of large systems … Published ArticlesWaddell, S., Waddock, S., Cornell, S., Dentoni, D., McLachlan, M., & Meszoely, G. 2015). Journal of Corporate Citizenship(58).
Competencies for Effective Societal Change Systems
MAY 25, 2016
To be effective, Societal Change Systems (SCSs) develop seven roles that require distinct competencies. This conclusion arises from a large amount of research by many people, including work that I’ve done with Global Action Networks. Academically these roles are usually … Net Dev
Labs as a Large Systems Change Strategy
JULY 21, 2014
The concept of “labs” as a way to address complex issues is a relatively new concept. Zaid Hassan, in the Social Labs Revolution, estimates it to be about 20 years old. His intimate involvement in developing a number of them … Net Dev
Thinking about Large Scale System Change
OCTOBER 16, 2013
This is part of a series of guest blogs on large systems change. Sandra Waddock – Boston College.
Large Systems Change Monday, Wednesday webinars
OCTOBER 25, 2015
This are two of a free series of webinars on Large Systems Change. Click here for the series information, including past recordings. Register by sending an email to email@example.com with “Webinar Registration” in the subject line. Date: Monday, Oct. 26… Net Dev
The Array of Tools for Large Systems Change
JUNE 23, 2016
Change Experts’ Change Challenge
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
What are the impediments to scaling change strategies to address the global breadth and transformational depth of critical issues? Conversations at MIT and Oxford meetings in October, and discussions over the past few months with large system change experts , … Blog Change
The Many Sources of Transformation and Large Systems Change Knowledge
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Mapping Systemic Change Processes
JANUARY 31, 2014
Joe Hsueh is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Labs Steward along with me, who works on large system change issues by applying system dynamics modeling. Drawing from these experiences, he has developed a system dynamics map that describes generic systemic change processes … Blog Change
Large Systems Change and Action Research: Thursday Webinar
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Topic: Action Research and Large Systems Change. Date: Thursday, Nov. Time: 9am PT/noon ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/6821486123 j/6821486123 +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 287 567 877 International numbers … Net Dev
Big Data and Large Systems Change: free webinar Thursday
OCTOBER 5, 2015
Topic: Big Data and Large Systems Change. Date: Thursday, Oct. 8. Time: 9am PT/noon ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CET Free, no registration required. Place: https://zoom.us/j/172922477 j/172922477 or audio +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting … Net Dev
Developing Large Systems Change Leadership
JUNE 9, 2014
For a recording of the webinar described below, go here. Slides are available here. For more information about the Academy, go here. For access to the toolbox described in the webinar, go here. Presenter: Klaus Althoff … Net Dev
Call for Papers: Large Systems Change, Transformations and Transitions: An emerging field
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Special Issue: Large Systems Change, Transformations and Transitions: An emerging field. Call For Papers: The Journal of Corporate Citizenship. NOTE: THERE IS A VERY TIGHT PRODUCTION SCHEDULE. The Editorial Team. This issue is being developed by the GOLDEN Ecosystems Lab … Net Dev
When Context Transcends Change Management
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? snowded.
Managing Three Time Horizons in Large System Change
AUGUST 16, 2012
As we struggle with issues that require transformational change such as climate change, the financial crises and water usage, we need better transition management tools. Some great work clarifies the need to work with three time Horizons that map nicely … Net Dev
Getting the Message Across: Five Levels of Change Communications
OCTOBER 2, 2013
People often tell me that change communications are the most challenging implementation task. For many changes, this step isn’t necessary.
Systems Thinking and Complexity 101
How to Save the World
JUNE 14, 2014
To appreciate why mechanical, analytical approaches to change in organizations usually fail. we can’t define them. Then what?
Webinar Series on Transformation and Large Systems Change
JANUARY 16, 2014
The series looks at current work on the topic of transformation and large systems change (LSC) from various perspectives.
Rio+20: Large systems change experience reflection
JUNE 23, 2012
What does Rio +20 have to do with global change? It presents itself all about “change” and “transformation”…but what’s the strategy with the event? Consider the way things are organized. The NGOs are in tents on the beautiful Flamengo Beach; … Net Dev
The inevitable instability of systems
JULY 2, 2013
Sometimes we tend to believe in the stability of systems. Why is it that we tend to think that systems need to be stable?
Transforming Conflict as large system change: Wednesday webinar
OCTOBER 19, 2015
Date: Wednesday, Oct. Topic: The Global Partnership for Prevention of Conflict : Transforming conflict. Time: 8am PT/ 11am ET/ 4pm UK/ 5pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/6821486123 j/6821486123 or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) … Net Dev
New Book: Change for the Audacious
APRIL 12, 2016
Addressing critical challenges like climate change, food security and equity requires large systems change and development of powerful change systems.
Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case
JANUARY 15, 2014
This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. What motivates you to change? I’m pretty easy; cake does the trick.
New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities
JANUARY 14, 2013
” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. Lundström et al. ISBN 978-3-642-31649-4.
Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability
MARCH 12, 2014
By: Ruben Zondervan – Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project.
Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change
JUNE 11, 2014
According to a 2006 McKinsey survey, only 38 percent of change initiatives were completely or mostly successful at improving performance.
Large Systems Complex Change Webinar: Possible Futures for Education in Brazil
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Date: Friday, September 11. Topic: Possible Futures for Education in Brazil. Time: 7am PT/ 10am ET/ 3pm UK/ 4pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/827415859 j/827415859 ; or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 827 … Net Dev
Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.
Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion
MARCH 27, 2014
Anna Birney is a leader in the large systems change community who is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Lab Steward and Head of System Innovation Lab for Forum for the Future and completing her doctorate. Drawing from these experiences, she led a … Net Dev
An Audacious Change Effort
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
A very audacious change initiative reached a milestone October 8 by issuing a report: The Financial System We Need.