A system approach to

Sheffield DPH

We are going to take a whole system approach to xxxx

Some thoughts on this based on observations

This is the fourth of a series.

Blog 1 – brief notes

Blog 2 – responses to complex problems

blog 3 – influencing SYSTEMS

Starting out

• Have you set out a mission and vision.

• We talk complex adaptive systems. All three words matter – complex, adaptive, system. Think about it

• Have you mapped the system, all of the constituent parts, how they interact, who are the key actors and their role, whether they share the broad vision.


• There may be no single controller. Or no single person knows all of the things that are going on to achieve the broad goal 

• command and control is (probably) impossible. If you must adopt command and control mindset, seek to command and shift the most important leverage points in…

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