Strategic Leadership

for Leaders in an Uncertain World

The politicians say they want to hear from public, but do they?

listening to discussion in BBC Newsnight and marveling at general lack of appreciation of the systems related issues. First, there are no systems experts in the Parliament or they are hiding! Second, BBC does not see it necessary to bring a systems expert into the studio to demystify current mess. As a control systems engineer and a systems thinking practitioner, I maintain time has come to bring in some graphic education to the media, politicians and public.

It is finally accepted that the problems are in the system itself. It is also accepted that those within the system itself are responsible for its structure. However the prescription for fixing it that involves quick changes of systems governance rules betrays a real lack of appreciation of how to effectively address the problems of bad behaviour and rules abuse. What we are seeing is Fixes that Fail systems archetype at play.

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May 20, 2009 Posted by | Government | , , , , | Leave a comment