Human Dynamics In System Change | SystemsThinkingTO Meetup – Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT


Human Dynamics In System Change | Meetup

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Human Dynamics In System Change

Catarina vM

Hosted byCatarina vM and 3 others

SystemsThinkingTOPublic group?

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT


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Many of us are frustrated with slow change. This slow change is (in part) due to the human systems (aka people and their motivations, the 4th facet of Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge). People are often treated as subordinate to larger systems; it is assumed they will adapt (with some training) in response to the larger system change. However, larger systems are collections of processes+ and people (systems nested within systems). Therefore, larger systems are (in part) subject to people. Individuals and groups can intentionally and unintentionally influence larger systems, sometimes quite profoundly.

To generate constructive, sustainable system change, we need to choose whether we will continue trying to subjugate human dynamics, or whether we will learn to leverage the power of human dynamics. To deepen our understanding of human dynamics in system change, Catarina von Maydell will present an overview of connected ideas (how we approach our systems, group dynamics and individual processes). This 2-hour session will be fast moving with several ideas introduced that can be explored in greater depth at a later date.

The expected outcomes of the session include:

– An overview of factors that influence human dynamics.
– Breakout group discussions.
– Identify possible topics of interest for future ST-TO+ sessions.

Please join us on Tuesday, 30th June 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The Zoom link will open at 6:15pm to allow for informal networking.

To reduce the sense of ‘drinking from a firehose’ during the session, and to get a sense of the direction of the conversation, you might want to read this LinkedIn article before the session:

Please note: there will be no recording of the session, however, a summary of the discussion will be provided a few days after the session.


Human Dynamics In System Change | Meetup