How to: Changing hearts and minds for systems change

How to: Changing hearts and minds for systems change

“Speak the truth. Speak it loud and often, calmly but insistently, and speak it… to power.” Said Donella Meadows.

When we know a system is oppressing people, or destroying our natural world, how to we inspire enough people to transform it with an urgency that reflects how we feel?

What’s needed is a ‘Paradigm shift’ “a time when the usual and accepted way of doing or thinking about something changes completely”.

In Geels’ (2002) Transition Theory model, this kind of change happens at the ‘Landscape level’:

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“The joy is in the journey”. Really?

“The joy is in the journey”. Really?

When you think of evolving institutions, professions and organizations, joy isn’t necessarily the first word that springs to mind. Change is hard. It feels heavy, political, exhausting and serious. 

But at The Systems Studio joy is front and center of what we do. It is our reason for being.

And here’s why- joy is a brilliant strategy for systems change.

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