Systems Change Funding
MARCH 2, 2017
Wondering how grantmaking can be more systemic and transformative? A great Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide helps answer that question.
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.
Networks as Learning Systems
MARCH 26, 2015
Most networks have “learning” as an important activity, but I’ve seen no impressive examples of systemic network learning strategies.
Systems Thinking for Social Change
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Whenever I sink myself into systems thinking, I realize it should be called systems being.
Realizing Large Systems Change
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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.
Systems Thinking and Complexity 101
How to Save the World
JUNE 14, 2014
By studying and diagramming complex systems, to be able to anticipate how they might respond to interventions. we can’t define them.
Collaboration Systems and Wearables
Michael Sampson - Currents
APRIL 21, 2015
The Apple and Android options allow the installation of apps, meaning these have the potential to be used in conjunction with collaboration systems.
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?
Large Systems Change: an emerging field of transformation and transitions
JULY 6, 2015
What is meant by “large systems change (LSC)?” How can we “do it” much better? What must change and what are the strategies to realize it? What does a comprehensive picture of the field of LSC knowledge and methods look … Net Dev
Part 2: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
Part 1 described global energy as a change system with five subsystems. The question was then asked: “What makes a (sub) system successful?”
Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems. Anyone working on multi-stakeholder issues is probably working with a “wicked problem”.
Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems
OCTOBER 5, 2016
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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?
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).
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. 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
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.
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
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
Cultivating System Change Webinar Changed
MARCH 20, 2014
Thursday, March 27: Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion. Presenter: … Net Dev
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
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.
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
The Many Sources of Transformation and Large Systems Change Knowledge
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
This is a webinar recording drawing from work with a World Bank project to create a framework for describing large systems change knowledge.
A Big System Organizing Method
APRIL 24, 2012
We need new methodologies to develop networks. Our usual tools of interviews, mapping, dialogues and the growing range of meeting processes can’t deliver the scale and handle the complexity that characterize many of the pressing issues of today. And they’re … Net Dev GFI mapping
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. 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
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
Barriers to Knowledge Sharing: The Biggest One Isn't Systems
Michael Sampson - Currents
MAY 25, 2011
It really was a case of, if you build it, they will come — but they weren't coming," Zweig said. My Comments.
The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work
OCTOBER 3, 2011
” videos. You would expect that they may well have, but have they really ? Some really good stuff in there! In fact, it’s been all along!
Why you should apply Living Systems Theory to Social Network Design
The Bumble Bee
JUNE 14, 2012
exploring systemic cognition empirically
Taming the spaces
APRIL 16, 2014
learning layers systemic cognition Activity description: We have in theory camp the need to combine some theoretical aspects for developing a theory framework for social semantic server, action design approach. We can use wordpress with KB widget for discovering collectively created resources. Each resource gets […].
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
Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
A system of me , Luis Suarez, a.k.a. 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. Well, that’s where the system of me idea kicks in. Myself included. elsua.
Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap Series: Quote #3I Was Thrown Out of NYU
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Systems thinking allows us to make sense of this turmoil and create structures to both harness and liberate our knowledge workers. They both do.
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
Why Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap in Five Quotes: Post 1: There Is No Spoon
DECEMBER 13, 2011
Systems thinking is a major tool in my toolkit when working with teams and organizations. Systems thinking itself is in no way to blame here.
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