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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
  • "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing" (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. Look at me doing systems thinking !
    • 2. Can systems thinking provide the right perspective?
    • 3. Many schools of systems thinking, many different lenses CATWOE Intervention Points VPEC-T Process Variety Cybernetics Complexity
    • 4. One All-Purpose Lens? Best Practice Scope? Distortion?
    • 5. Singular Plural Fox knows many Hedgehog one Solid trick
    • 6. Best Practice?
      • One lens to rule them all
      • Single version of the truth
    • 7. Next Practice?
      • Multiply lenses to get depth of vision
      • Double description
    • 8. Some lenses specifically help to understand pluralism
      • VPEC-T
      • Differences in V alues
      • Conflicting P olicies
      • Interference of E vents
      • Inconsistent C ontent
      • Asymmetric T rust
      • asymmetric design
      • Three Types of Asymmetry
      • Double Challenge
    • 9. Interesting combinations of lenses can provide extra insight and power Leverage Points VPEC-T Organizational Intelligence Adoption Engineering VPEC-T TRIZ
    • 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. Seeing with versus seeing through
      • This life's dim windows of the soul
      • Distorts the heavens from pole to pole
      • And leads you to believe a lie
      • When you see with, not through, the eye.
      • Wm Blake
    • 12. Next Practice and Lenscraft Links
      • On Wikispaces
      • http://npri.wikispaces.com/
      • http://lenscraft.wikispaces.com/
      • On Linked-In
      • http:// www.linkedin.com/groups?gid =2201459

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