I’m often asked to define a ‘systems approach’ and where to get started with systems thinking. Forget the textbooks. Don’t worry too much about the theory. I’m not saying these things aren’t valuable. I’m simply saying that it can wait.
I decided to hold a very light-touch seminar to one method of systems for some of my team, the Systems Unit and some colleagues from the Government Office for Science.
Systems leadership is not just for leaders. It’s about us all reimagining the way we think about government, refusing to let organisational boundaries hold us back from delivering results for citizens.