how will systems solve

System thinking allows you, your stakeholders and staff to see the whole picture; to understand how seemingly unrelated actions have consequences. System thinkers are able to test their own assumptions and resist the urge to make snap decisions. Organisations that understand how interconnected complex systems work in their industry can leverage that knowledge for the benefit of their communities and customers.

Liminal By Design uses a range of systems methods to identify leverage points. Sometimes we move straight to action, while at other times we model various outcomes, identify feedback loops that let us know if we are pushing the system in the way we want.

We have experience in, and a deep understanding of, range of systems methods including:

  • Werner Ulrich’s critical system heuristics, which works with stakeholders to describe the system as it is and as it ought to be, and is a powerful method to address inequities in the system.
  • Elements of Gerald Midgley’s Systemic Intervention, which he defined as "purposeful action by an agent to create change in relation to reflection upon boundaries".
  • Social network analysis, showing ties and links between people, information, things, as well as how and where things move through systems.
  • Peter Checkland’s soft system methodology, which aims to deal with the messy real-world situations that can thrust us, the organisations in which we work and the communities in which we live into liminal spaces.

To find out how Liminal by Design can leverage systems, and develop system thinking in your organisation, contact us today.

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