While many of these approaches and tools are not directly focused on working in change, we believe they can be very influential in helping to understand and work with people in ongoing uncertainty and change. They range from specific tools that can help locate yourself to approaches and paradigms that provide new ways of thinking.
As noted elsewhere in this site….
‘In other words, as systems theory never fails to point out against positivism, scientism, and reductionism, we must not forget that we are talking about models constructed for the purpose of explanation, not about reality, which has no purpose in explanation, no purpose to explain.’Anthony Wilden, System and Structure
These tools and approaches allow us a place to start and provide reference points in an ongoing process – including our own wisdom together with what we are experiencing in the present moment:
This 2019 Independent Commission for Aid Impact update looked at the the challenge of ensuring effective learning given the amount and rate of change that currently faced in the UK ODA system.
as developed by Nora Bateson
Paradoxical Theory of Change – Arnold Beisser, Rick Maurer, etc
Cooperative / Collaborative Inquiry – information coming
Action Learning / Research – information coming
Laloux / Teal – details coming