We are just over half-way through our research project on the infrastructure for place-based system change. This blog piece shares insights from this work so far, setting out why systems change is relevant to public services now, the role of infrastructure in supporting it and our draft infrastructure framework, which includes components such as place-based strategies, accountability, governance and data.
Systems Change in Public Services
In this paper Anna Randle considers the relevance of system change thinking to public service reform, de-mystifying the language to address why people working in public services might find it a useful framework for understanding why collaboration can help address complex social challenges.
Understanding Systems Infrastructure
Following on from our Behaving like a System report last year, Anna Randle sets out the focus of the next stage of our research on ‘system infrastructure’
The importance of being inclusive
In an article published in this week’s MJ, Anna Randle argues that the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission should address the role of public services in creating a more inclusive society and economy - the pre-conditions which will enable the value of more obvious economic inclusion priorities, such as connectivity and skills agendas, to be realised.
Behaving like a system – keeping the conversation going
Collaborate is delighted to publish this blog from Clare Wightman, Director of Grapevine in Coventry and Warwickshire - a reaction to our recent report on the behavioural preconditions of system change. Clare was on the steering group for the development of the preconditions framework.
Behaviour change for systems change
Collaborate's La Toyah McAllistair-Jones and Sarah Billiald write for NewStart magazine about their recent report 'Behaving like a System?' and the ‘preconditions’ for systems change.
Behaving like a System?
'Behaving Like a System?' sets out to explore the preconditions for systems change in a place. It unpicks the critical behaviours and vision that makes system change more likely, more deliverable and more sustainable.
Sent to Coventry: lessons from place-based systems research in Coventry
La Toyah McAllister-Jones shares her observations on systems change from Collaborate's recent work in Coventry.