For every problem there is one solution,
which is simple, neat and wrong.
– H.L. Mencken
The road to our desired future of education systems that ensure fair and equal opportunity for all children and families is not a straight line – it is a complex proposition at best. Fixing one aspect of a system often leads to unintended consequences in another.
We have developed an approach that supports organizational leaders to tackle complex problems and make concrete progress. Our approach integrates the methodologies of systems thinking with design thinking by holding essential an awareness that problems and their solutions have both technical and relational dimensions. Our design process facilitates a group’s ability to diagnose, design, develop and demonstrate an emergent solution or innovation.
Our Approach to Creating a Systemic Change
Very real crises mark our time. And as much as we might like it otherwise, it appears that doing what we have always done, only harder, will not solve them.
– Charles Johnston