Each activity takes about 30 minutes.
A large open space where people can move around easily, no bolted chairs
The Systems Thinking Playbook (Linda Sweeney and Dennis Meadows) 2010
Thinking in Systems: A primer (Donella Meadows) 2008
The Myth of Progress: Toward a sustainable future (Tom Wessels) 2006
Gaian Democracies: Redefining globalization and people power (Roy Madron and John Jopling) 2003
Complex systems have their own specific qualities and patterns. For human beings to continue to exist on the planet, it is crucial that we gain a more sophisticated understanding of both the earth and all the living beings on it. We need to begin to look at our social and economic systems, as well as the core ecosystems that make life on this planet possible, through the lens of complexity.
Playing with System offers a dynamic visualization of interconnectedness between the elements, and makes people more aware of themselves in relation to others. It gives the message that all parts of the group are important and in constant dynamic, and is therefore rank-effective.
People Moving in Systems
Moving As One System
A short debriefing after each phase is useful to share people’s feelings and insights.
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