I’m pleased to say that our first retreat of the year, based on the triopticon process is more or less sold out. We’ve pulled in some additional accommodation and can if needed move some of our staff into local accommodation but it’s more or less there. We have opened up day visitor options for people […]
In my first post in this emerging series on the naturalising in Naturalising Sense-making, I talked about the need to do multiple parallel probes around any coherent hypothesis in order to find out what is possible. That of course applies to the complex domain, on the ordered domain we can run with the orthodoxy of conventional wisdom […]
In my last post I started to open up the question of how we use natural science to reduce the energy cost of change. I argued for testing an idea for coherence and excluding ideas which are incoherent. I know what to look at and the types of ideas we can have and in doing […]
This past week saw me head up to the University of Hull to give the Michael Jackson Lecture. It was an enjoyable affair starting with dinner with Mike along with Gerald and Amanda, Co-Directors of the Centre for Systems Studies where I hold a visiting Chair. The Centre was set up many years ago by […]
Currently preparing for a major event next week when I am due to deliver the sixth Annual Mike Jackson Lecture at the University of Hull. I have a visiting chair in the Centre for Systems Studies whose goals are all about helping people design systemic solutions or systemic practices to the many complex problems […]
In yesterday’s post I reminded readers of three key aspects of a complex adaptive system: (i) it is necessary, but not sufficient, for there to be many elements; (ii) rich, short-range interactions between those elements are necessary and probably sufficient; (iii) the elements are not aware of the whole, necessary but not sufficient. That […]
Over the last month or so I have been emphasising the need for lots of small projects, either focused on resolving immediate issues or changing the substrate, or energy gradient of the system. I’ve also been reminding people of Nonaka’s famous dictum of change needing to be middle-bottom-up. Indeed the last thing you want to be […]
Back on St David’s day at the start of this month, Ben Taylor promoted a link to a post from Steve Schefer comparing my work with that of John Seddon. It was interesting and given some current intersections with Seddon’s Vanguard Method, I thought I would write a response. It’s also worth reading the exchange […]
In yesterday’s post, I provided a basic update on where Estuarine mapping is in terms of method. I’d also strongly recommend people to read Tom Kerwin’s account of an Estuarine Mapping exercise we ran together a few weeks ago – not just for the account but also for what he did to integrate the […]
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