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Five Large Systems Change Trends

Networking Action

Anyone working on big change issues should have an eye to mega system changes.

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Societal Change Systems Versus Production Systems

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Distinguishing between Societal Change Systems (SCSs) and Production Systems (PSs) is the new frontier in large systems change work.

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From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

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Global change systems are evolving all around us. 

Systems Thinking for Social Change

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Whenever I sink myself into systems thinking, I realize it should be called systems being.

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Realizing Large Systems Change

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Creating large change systems. Large system change, sometimes called transformation science, is a growing field of knowledge and … Blog Webinars Friday, February 27 & March 6. Friday, Feb. 27 1-2 PM Eastern Time (New York). Guests: Steve Waddell and Tom Bigda-Peyton.

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Large Systems Change: an emerging field of transformation and transitions

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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

Webinar: Peace-building as large systems change

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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

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Labs as a Large Systems Change Strategy

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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

Cultivating System Change Webinar Changed

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Thursday, March 27:  Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion. Presenter: … Net Dev

Thinking about Large Scale System Change

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This is part of a series of guest blogs on large systems change. Sandra Waddock – Boston College.

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Part 3: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

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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

Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions

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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).

The Array of Tools for Large Systems Change

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Large Systems Change Monday, Wednesday webinars

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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 info@networkingaction.net with “Webinar Registration” in the subject line. Date:  Monday, Oct. 26… Net Dev

Change Experts’ Change Challenge

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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

Large Systems Change and Action Research: Thursday Webinar

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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

The Many Sources of Transformation and Large Systems Change Knowledge

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Managing Three Time Horizons in Large System Change

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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

Call for Papers: Large Systems Change, Transformations and Transitions: An emerging field

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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

Mapping Systemic Change Processes

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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

Getting the Message Across: Five Levels of Change Communications

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People often tell me that change communications are the most challenging implementation task. For many changes, this step isn’t necessary.

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Big Data and Large Systems Change: free webinar Thursday

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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

Systems Thinking and Complexity 101

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To appreciate why mechanical, analytical approaches to change in organizations usually fail. we can’t define them. Then what?

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Developing Large Systems Change Leadership

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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

Why Large System Change? A “Wicked Problems” Perspective

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The is part of a series on the topic of “Large Systems Change” One of the key questions relative to Large System Change (LSC) as a potential new subject of study is whether it is needed or … Blog Change By:  Domenico Dentoni.

Webinar Series on Transformation and Large Systems Change

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The series looks at current work on the topic of transformation and large systems change (LSC) from various perspectives. 

New Book: Change for the Audacious

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Addressing critical challenges like climate change, food security and equity requires large systems change and development of powerful change systems.

Transforming Conflict as large system change: Wednesday webinar

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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

Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

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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.

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The inevitable instability of systems

Bas Rues

Sometimes we tend to believe in the stability of systems. Why is it that we tend to think that systems need to be stable?

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New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

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” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. Lundström et al. ISBN 978-3-642-31649-4.

Rio+20: Large systems change experience reflection

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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

Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change

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This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.

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Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability

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By:  Ruben Zondervan – Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project.

The Problem With Systems

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illustrative system diagram from my post on Systems Theory. T he fundamental problem with systems is the illusion that they actually exist.

Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

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According to a 2006 McKinsey survey, only 38 percent of change initiatives were completely or mostly successful at improving performance.

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Large Systems Complex Change Webinar: Possible Futures for Education in Brazil

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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

I’ve Changed My Mind

How to Save the World

H uman beings, it seems, change our worldviews — what we value and believe to be true — pretty slowly. We can’t be other than who we are.

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Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)

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Before I go on and explain what I mean with that system of me, please do allow me to share a story over here that would help explain why I am choosing those words carefully in terms of what I will be doing next. Luck can be manipulated” He gets to talk about how goals no longer cut it in today’s constant world of change.

What is Transformational Change?

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This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activity.  It is extracted from a draft Working Paper prepared for Enel Foundation on Pathways to Sustainability… Change Net Dev By Steve Waddell.