The world’s toughest problems share similarities that make them complex: These are the problems where there is no single root cause, no single actor owns it, the nature of the problem is constantly evolving, and it is perpetuated by entrenched behaviours and interests.
Complex problems require a different way of working. Where a problem fits these criteria, meaningful change cannot be achieved through traditional approaches. We created Systemcraft to address that need. Key aspects of its approach are:
Systemcraft helps answer ‘So what do we do next?’ Systemcraft starts with a person or institution and the problem they see. It is action-oriented and practical, helping change leaders to take steps forward on the journey of achieving positive change
Systemcraft enables us to work on underlying conditions – through the use of the five dimensions it enables us to find and shift the broader ‘system’
Shifting systems requires working collectively. The potential to change systems depends on our ability to work collectively. This ethos threads across the Systemcraft approach, and particularly into its action-oriented Five Dimensions, with tactics to organise for collaboration, set direction, make change matter, change incentives and harness collective intelligence.