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This is a blog for people who want to vastly improve ways to address critical challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, corruption, water, security, the financial system, forests, and marine resources. These are global challenges that require big changes in us as individuals, our organizations and our societies. We are developing organizing innovations to address these challenges, and this blog aims to spur further development and dissemination of those innovations.

Competencies for Effective Societal Change Systems

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on May 25, 2016

To be effective, Societal Change Systems (SCSs) — comprising all the change initiatives aiming to transform an issue — develop seven roles that require distinct competencies. This conclusion arises from a large amount of research by many people, including work …

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Societal Change Systems Versus Production Systems

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on May 6, 2016

Distinguishing between Societal Change Systems (SCSs) and Production Systems (PSs) is the new frontier in large systems change work. The distinction provides enormous operational advantages to address scale.

An SCS comprises all those change efforts – programs, projects, networks, collaborations, …

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Tranformation Strategies as Creation and Destruction

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on April 27, 2016

Large systems change (LSC) is a very tumultuous activity. It is not just the product of generative dialogue, emergent insights and clear intellectual reasoning. There are also pitched battles, sometimes literally to the death. LSC strategists must deal with these …

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New Book: Change for the Audacious

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on April 12, 2016

Addressing critical challenges like climate change, food security and equity requires large systems change and bookdevelopment of powerful change systems. Change for the Audacious is for people working on these types of issues, with the belief that we can create …

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Systems Thinking for Social Change

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on December 14, 2015

Whenever I sink myself into systems thinking, I realize it should be called systems being. As David Stroh describes in his new book Systems Thinking and Social Change integrating systems awareness has spiritual, emotional, and physical as well as mental …

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