The world’s toughest problems share similarities that make them complex: 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 ‘What 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
Redesigning patterns is the key to shifting systems Systemcraft shifts thinking from “problems” to the “patterns” that create them, orienting change processes toward the broader set of interactions that produce the problem.
Shifting systems requires working collectively. The potential to change patterns depends on our ability to collaborate more effectively. This ethos threads across the Systemcraft approach, and particularly into its action-oriented Five Dimensions, with tactics to build shared understanding, secure commitment, change the dynamics, enable coordination and augment learning.