Thank you both, Beth Smith and Rhiannon Davies, for your outstanding contributions to the White Paper. In a world that constantly generates data at an unprecedented pace, making sense of it all can be a daunting task. This is true whether you are monitoring and evaluating the impact of initiatives, projects, programmes or interventions. SenseMaker® […]
I wonder about the trees. Why do we wish to bear Forever the noise of these More than another noise So close to our dwelling place? We suffer them by the day Till we lose all measure of pace, And fixity in our joys, And acquire a listening air. They are that that talks of […]
Communication and language are both amazing inventions and fraught with complexity. Nina dove into this issue in her Complexity in Communicating post last year. As many of us know, from the first time we heard Dave speak, it can take a lot of work and navigation to really understand what someone means with the words […]
In this look at the MassSense data, we turn to age. The older participants are, the more prominent the anticipation of change in people’s values becomes. The oldest also see the possibility of building bridges between ideological and institutional change. One of the dimensions we asked participants to assess the Covid-associated images against was the […]
The response patterns to our questions suggest that COVID was a chance to re-assess the relationship between the collective, the individual, and the world around us. This relationship is crucial in climate change, where we continuously grapple with the ideas of action, motivation, and impact. To dig deeper, we will focus on how perceived impact […]
I’m starting to hope that this blog is the start of something that will become a tradition. The climate change (nature, sustainability, biodiversity, take your pick) programme periodically releases an open collection. Such collections invite participation from absolutely anybody and offer the possibility of collecting targeted data and accessing them at no cost. The first […]
(français plus bas / French below) The following is the story and mostly the lessons learned from a recent conference I gave at the Agile Tour Montreal 2022 event. It may be of interest to: Professional speakers Complexity practitioners (SenseMaker® users or potential users) Innovation practitioners The Context I am, or constantly strive to be […]
I wanted to wait until after I gave a presentation on leadership to complete this series and that took place yesterday evening. It was a mixed bag of speakers and you can find the uploaded videos here. I made the point up front that far too many people talk and consult in the field with […]
Is your community thriving and connected? Is there energy for change but things stay stuck? Is it just hard to determine what to prioritise? Where and how we live has a big impact on our wellbeing, and there is now an emerging field of ecopsychology and urban planning research to back that up. If you’re […]
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