Look at me doing systems thinking !
Can systems thinking provide  the right perspective?
Many schools of systems thinking, many different lenses CATWOE Intervention Points VPEC-T Process Variety Cybernetics Comp...
One All-Purpose Lens? Best Practice Scope? Distortion?
Singular Plural Fox knows many Hedgehog one Solid trick
Best Practice? <ul><li>One lens to rule them all </li></ul><ul><li>Single version of the truth </li></ul>
Next Practice? <ul><li>Multiply lenses to get depth of vision </li></ul><ul><li>Double description </li></ul>
Some lenses specifically help  to understand pluralism <ul><li>VPEC-T </li></ul><ul><li>Differences in  V alues </li></ul>...
Interesting combinations of lenses can provide extra insight and power Leverage Points VPEC-T Organizational Intelligence ...
Double use of the same lens can help reflect on how we are doing Intervention System Target System VPEC-T Organizational I...
Seeing with versus seeing through <ul><li>This life's dim windows of the soul </li></ul><ul><li>Distorts the heavens from ...
Next Practice and Lenscraft Links <ul><li>On Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>http://npri.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>ht...
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  • http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1167404
  • A best practice can be regarded as a simple lens for viewing complex systems. As you can see, this lens produces a bit of distortion. Perhaps all lenses do to some extent, especially at the edges. http://www.umich.edu/~lowbrows/guide/opticaljargon.html
  • &amp;quot;The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing&amp;quot; (Archilochus) The translation on the slide is by Guy Davenport (Thasos and Ohio, Poems and Translations 1950-1980) http://reflexivepractice.wordpress.com/2009/09/27/management-as-hedgehog-thinking/ http://www.mzephotos.com/gallery/mammals/hedgehog.html © MzePhotos.com, Some Rights Reserved http://animal.discovery.com/mammals/fox/ Natphotos/Getty Images | Herve Hughes/Getty Images
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    1. 1. Look at me doing systems thinking !
    2. 2. Can systems thinking provide the right perspective?
    3. 3. Many schools of systems thinking, many different lenses CATWOE Intervention Points VPEC-T Process Variety Cybernetics Complexity
    4. 4. One All-Purpose Lens? Best Practice Scope? Distortion?
    5. 5. Singular Plural Fox knows many Hedgehog one Solid trick
    6. 6. Best Practice? <ul><li>One lens to rule them all </li></ul><ul><li>Single version of the truth </li></ul>
    7. 7. Next Practice? <ul><li>Multiply lenses to get depth of vision </li></ul><ul><li>Double description </li></ul>
    8. 8. Some lenses specifically help to understand pluralism <ul><li>VPEC-T </li></ul><ul><li>Differences in V alues </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicting P olicies </li></ul><ul><li>Interference of E vents </li></ul><ul><li>Inconsistent C ontent </li></ul><ul><li>Asymmetric T rust </li></ul><ul><li>asymmetric design </li></ul><ul><li>Three Types of Asymmetry </li></ul><ul><li>Double Challenge </li></ul>
    9. 9. Interesting combinations of lenses can provide extra insight and power Leverage Points VPEC-T Organizational Intelligence Adoption Engineering VPEC-T TRIZ
    10. 10. Double use of the same lens can help reflect on how we are doing Intervention System Target System VPEC-T Organizational Intelligence VPEC-T Organizational Intelligence
    11. 11. Seeing with versus seeing through <ul><li>This life's dim windows of the soul </li></ul><ul><li>Distorts the heavens from pole to pole </li></ul><ul><li>And leads you to believe a lie </li></ul><ul><li>When you see with, not through, the eye. </li></ul><ul><li>Wm Blake </li></ul>
    12. 12. Next Practice and Lenscraft Links <ul><li>On Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>http://npri.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://lenscraft.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>On Linked-In </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.linkedin.com/groups?gid =2201459 </li></ul>

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