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Systems thinking                                  

Systems thinking is thinking in terms of patterns of relations, of the dynamics of the wider system and organisation or community. Reality is more than we directly observe in an organisation or community. Consequences for a LSI-process are:

  • Past, present and future of "the system" are explored, as well as trends and outside influences (global exploration before local action)
  • Stakeholders are identified and invited in a rich diversity and variety to participate in the process (getting the whole system in the room)
  • Focus on dynamic patterns instead of linear causal relations.

The change process shifts from incremental change to fundamental, organisation wide change.

Read more about systems thinking on the website of The Systems Thinker. Their journal also contains interesting articles about other LSI principles and LGI methods. In systems thinking every picture tells a story. Learn more about drawing pictures with circles of causality in the article Language of Systems Thinking: "Links" and "Loops" of Michael Goodman and others. 

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Practical guide LSI

Building an evidence based practical guide to Large Scale Interventions: Towards sustainable organisational change with the whole system

Building an evidence based practical guide to Large Scale Interventions. Towards sustainable organisational change with the whole system

by Tonnie van der Zouwen.

A practical guide for effective use of LSI, based on 6 years of academic social research

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