Mine involves #systemschange, #collaborativedesign, #innovation for #socialjustice, and #metaconsulting 🙂 People talk about ‘side gigs,’ at least when they’re trying to be trendy. But I’m a consultant – and the sort of person who does this sort of thing – so I end up wearing a number of hats:– RedQuadrant (a network consultancy)– The Public Service Transformation Academy (a not-for-profit partnership social enterprise)– trying to support SCiO – … Continue reading What’s your dream role – if you didn’t even have to leave your current job? →
If you work with clients then I wrote a thing about not assuming control over your client, the language you use and the ability to be vulnerable. It’ll make you a better consultant / advisor / client partner:
Am really chuffed to be a part of this project, funded by the team at DLUHC, to see how portable the in-house developed revenues and benefits system from Sedgemoor council is. We will also be looking at the licensing and governance model for making the system potentially open source - potentially a revolutionary move. What's…
This joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Durham and Warwick explores the interrelationships between individual and community wellbeing. In this blog post, the authors consider how individual and community wellbeing are changing in contemporary circumstances.
In this blog, Nancy Hey, the executive director of What Works Wellbeing, discusses the findings of the recent report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Covid-19 and outlines why she welcomes their overall recommendation – that the UK needs to move towards a Wellbeing State. Read the blog here.
This report, from the Lifelong Education Commission, seeks to explore how a place-based approach to education and skills can transform lifelong learning, building on recent work at Doncaster to establish a local ‘Talent and Innovation Ecosystem’. Read their full report here.
Local authority leaders have called on the Government to tackle the rise in tribunals over children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) disagreements as they warn the whole system has become ‘increasingly adversarial’. Read more here.
NEF Consulting, working with the Mayday Trust in Northampton, has compiled a report on how person led, transitional and strength based responses can be used in responses to homelessness. Find out more here.
New blog interview on ‘Systems Convening’ in practice, with Madi Hoskin - who’s one of the case studies in the book ‘Systems Convening’.
(And look out for the upcoming blog/videos with Madi - on how to do Systems Convening in a project management environment - too!).
Where did the Eco go in Systemic Practice? Published: Dec 9, 2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.28963/4.1.2 Keywords:Bateson EcoSystemic systemic therapy ecology systemic activism posthuman systemic practice Hugh Palmer Where did the Eco go in Systemic Practice? | Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic Practice
Seventy years of Family Therapy, from Bateson until now. What’s new? Seventy years of Family Therapy, from Bateson until now. What’s new? Tickets, Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite ASC Series – Seventy years of Family Therapy, from Bateson until now. What’s new? March 20, 2021 | 9:00 PDT, 12:00 EDT, 18:00 CEST FREE REGISTRATION Abstract Over […]
⌜ktb⌟@kevinbakerIf you’re interested in the history of feedback thinking before cybernetics and digital computation, this is as good place to start. It treats servo engineering, etc, as more than just a prelude to cybernetics. (1) ⌜ktb⌟ on Twitter: “If you’re interested in the history of feedback thinking before cybernetics and digital computation, this is as […]
Raghav Rajagopalan Aug 17, 2021 Immersive Systemic KnowingAdvancing Systems Thinking Beyond Rational Analysis SPRINGER NATURE 2020 New Books Network | Raghav Rajagopalan, “Immersive Systemic Knowing:… Book link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-49135-2 Four ways of knowing – European School of Governance, position paper #55 by Raghav Rajagopalan Presentation at Metaphorum 27 May 2021 – Meta Rational Ways of Knowing […]
It’s time for once and for all acknowledge that fixers are essential workers for western media outlets. Covering conflicts wouldn’t be possible without them. The precarious work conditions and no bylines for them should end ASAP
Appears the RMT had read the writing on the dock wall when, to protect jobs, it called for P&O Ferries to be nationalised after its owners paid a £270m dividend to shareholders while demanding £150m from the British taxpayer to keep their operation going!
Boris Johnson has serious questions to answer over his decision to put Evgeny Lebedev in the Lords. We need a full, independent public inquiry to establish all the facts, taking evidence from Johnson, and anyone else involved in the decision, under oath.
‘Kotsyuba is one of seven Harvard University associates, as well as the Harvard Library, who signed the petition, calling out their own place of employment for accepting money from Kremlin oligarchs like Blavatnik.’
This research theorizes the condition of human beings reduced to being users (and only users) in human-computer interaction (HCI), a condition that favors them becoming objects or targets of commercial dark patterns, racialized profiling algorithms, generalized surveillance, gendered interfaces and heteromation.
You look at American history differently when you understand that the extermination of Natives and creation of the colonial world is quite literally the same thing Nazis wanted to do to Europe - only successful.
“It’s all imaginary anyway. That’s why it’s important. People only fight over imaginary things.” Mr Nancy (American Gods, by Neil Gaiman) There’s a certain sense of absurdity in writing these posts. I can’t explain it yet, but I’m sure it’ll make sense as the process goes on. The premise is that each piece be an…
The #constructivist views of the physiologist Claude Bernard, who introduced the idea of the body’s “inner world”, conflicted with the #cybernetic views of his contemporary, Louis Pasteur, over whether, as William Osler noted, the cause of the disease is the “seed” or the “soil”.
In contrast to the average time of > 8 years for successful vaccines to be developed, validated, and administered, the first Covid vaccine took 326 days. A new moonshot effort is to get that down to 100 days
The length of a day fluctuates over the course of a year by almost 15 minutes, yet 24hrs remains the metric for a day regardless - meantime. We constantly adjust clocks to coordinate our lives, including the arbitrary addition of days and seconds.