If someone asked you, could you explain systemic change without a lot of words?
Here is a simple set of resources that go a long way.
Three quick slide shows where the pictures tell the story with a minimum of words.
A restaurant, a flat tire and a broken ankle – each illustrates what systemic change means.
(Of course, echoing St. Francis on using words if you must, try “More than a handout; a hand up.”)
Learn the key concepts of Systemic Change in an easy-to-follow, visual format. To begin, select a language (please note, these will not play on iPad or mobile devices that do not have Flash player):
As we enter into Lent and a time of conversion it is helpful to realize that to achieve Systemic Change we must see the world with a new perspective.
We tend to think in two dimensions. By introducing a third dimension– the environment as a whole– we can learn to see the world anew. This leads us to take into account the different systems related to the person we want to help.
Systemic thinking prevents us from unconsciously using the same mental models that are causing the problems we want to solve.