Complex Challenges and Systems Innovation
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The world is confusing and complex and always has been. As a result we have a compulsion to simplify, but wicked problems like global economic and health crises defy simplification. This book takes a systemic approach to offer a new paradigm for policy, strategic action, change, planning, organizing, leadership and cooperation. By helping readers understand and deal with divided and vested interests, the authors openly embrace complicated and intractable nature of complex problems to build a coherent and systemic approach to problems in a Wicked World. Leveraging systems innovation, via four key qualities - identity, sensitivity, responsitivity, and connectivity - the book conjures "smart interventions" toward policy interventions to develop new ways of thinking and acting. Offering a comprehensive sensemaking framework, this book is valuable reading for reflective practitioners, policy-makers and scholars.
Table of Contents
Systems intelligence and complexity theories
Systems analysis framework
Systems innovation framework
Trust, transparency and integrity
Shared awareness and perspectives
Smart systems interventions
Mobilizing allies for change
Wicked problems and global policy innovation
Who is in Charge?
Leading in complexity
Shifts in the leadership bubble
Span of control: power and influence
The playing field
Who is in charge?
Systems innovation: attitude, demeanour and behaviour
Value driven futures
Karel van Berkel is associated with Schouten University of Applied Sciences and Hanze University, Netherlands.
Anu Manickam works for Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, Netherlands.
Together, they are partners at We-Sense, a coaching and consulting organisation in the Netherlands.