Tag: systems thinking

Human. Learning. Systems.

A cross-sectoral collaborative in the UK, including Collaborate, Dr Toby Lowe, and the Centre for Public Impact, have developed a helpful approach: Human Learning Systems, an alternative approach to public management centred on learning in complexity. Human Learning Systems calls for practices such as “experimentation, gathering data, sense-making, and reflective practice” to be included in how we think about measurement. Given the complexity of the environments government operates in, learning can no longer be viewed as “a luxury”, […]

Systems thinking

Saving money by doing the right thing – why ‘local by default’ must replace ‘diseconomies of scale’ Failure demand is the biggest cause of rising demand, not demographics. This 2014 study analysed hundreds of thousands of demands placed on the public and third sectors across multiple localities in the UK over the previous three years. More than £16bn of public money could be saved every year by tackling ‘failure demand’; unnecessary demand such as repeat assessments, […]