Using Human System Dynamics as a way of working at the system level
Using Human System Dynamics as a way of working at the system level

Date: 04 December 2017

Time: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Duration: 8 hours

Venue: Palatine House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW


North East Organisational Development Network

Leadership Dimensions:


Human System Dynamics (HSD)  is a way of viewing our work which build upon many fields including complexity science. If you want to explore a little more please check out here http://www.hsdinstitute.org/what-is-hsd.html

The work shop will offer an introduction to HSD. It is particularly relevant as we scale up change, improvement and transformation interventions across our health and care systems. Taking a system approach is inherently messy and a system such as health and care is open to many influences from outside – indeed it’s often hard to say where the system ends and its environment begins. Within our work we need to choose boundaries that are relevant to the issues we’re trying to improve, and at a scale we can influence. The risk is that we draw boundaries based only on what we already know or assume, or on an imported model. A whole-system approach needs to offer us a method of choosing boundaries that helps us move beyond existing assumptions.

As we scale up ,  the OD challenge therefore is twofold: first to be able to see the system in a useful way, and then to intervene in order to influence outcomes as they unfold.

In this workshop participants will explore how Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) can help us to see, understand and influence organisational patterns at a whole-system level.

The day will be led by Griff Griffiths who is a Consulting Associate at the HSD Institute. You can find out more about Griff here: http://www.cocomotion.org/about

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