Principles of Change

Dancing With Systems

 “The goal of foreseeing the future exactly and preparing for it perfectly is unrealizable. The idea of making a complex system do just what you want it to do can be achieved only temporarily, at best.. … We can’t control systems or figure them out. But we can dance with them!

Donella Meadows
The principles of systems change adapted from Dona Meadows.
– adapted from Meadows, “Dancing With Systems”

To “manage” change,”stay wide-awake, pay close attention, participate flat out, and respond to feedback.” (Meadows)

Understanding Systems Using Iceberg Model

Effective Change Means Working With Awareness

Stages of Psychological Change