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🚨 #Safety #culture tweet thread 🚨

Invited by @SafetyClubUK on behalf of @SaRSociety (thanks teams !) I’ve just had a thought provoking day thinking about all aspects of safety culture, across #healthcare #aviation #defence #transport #nuclear
and more
But what did I learn ? What hit the 🎯?

Here’s a mash up of some of the best lines of the day...

✅How can you get it very right, right up to the point you get it badly wrong?❌

(Apologies for any mis-quotes @PatrickWaterso1 and others in team

✅❓Foster a questioning attitude❓✅

#safety #reliability #risk

A “never event” is an event that should never happen, in healthcare and elsewhere. And yet they do...

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Yesterday I was on a call with folks in the Bay Area who were looking out their windows at wildfire smoke, discussing the change of venue of the COP from Chile, while planning for a meeting in post-Maria Puerto Rico where we hope folks will learn about resilience & systems change
How's that for a snapshot of this moment in time? It got me thinking...
There are two games we use for teaching #systemsthinking from The Systems Thinking Playbook by @lboothsweeney @GillianMMehers and Dennis Meadows.
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Kanban is a lot more than a board with 3 columns - do you know your customers and what their needs, wants and frustrations are? Part 1 of our “Getting Started with Kanban” series is live now:…

#CustomerFirst #Kanban #FitForPurpose #ServiceDelivery #Lean
The next steps to get started with Kanban include analysing your customer demand vs. your capability to deliver it.

Do you truly understand your different customers and their expectations?

Part 2 is now available:…

#kanban #flow #systemsthinking #statik
What information needs to be on your #tickets? How do you actually limit the amount of Work in Progress? How do you apply #Kanban in your environment?

Part 3 of our "Getting Started with Kanban" series has landed:…

#WIP #lean #flow #process #tasks #work
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The #systemsthinking idea of stocks helps explain why systems are slow to change (more on that as it relates to climate change in the thread below) The good news is that there are strategies to counteract this tendency towards inertia.
Most important (and the focus of the prior thread) focus on the inflow into new stocks. For energy using capital the #1 principle is don't build it/buy, instead find a way to meet human needs with as little energy using capital as possible, wherever possible.
Most importantly, work to meet non-material needs, for love, belonging, meaning, purpose, non-materially.
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For many people tipping points are the most frightening thing about climate change (and that's up there for me) but what really scares me are stocks. Or to be more precise, what really scares me is knowing something about stocks, and knowing that tipping points are out there.
In #systemsthinking a stock is anything that accumulates. The vehicle fleet, the stock of housing, all the iPhones in the world, etc.
The thing about stocks is that they change SLOWLY. The average fuel efficiency of vehicles changes as older cars are scrapped and new ones come online. Even if the new vehicles have much better fuel efficiency than the old ones, the average for the whole fleet changes slowly.
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Getting excited about #ClimateStrikes or wondering if it's worth interrupting your day to join one? In either case I have a thread for you. Climate strikes through a #systemsthinking lens....
In systems change, people often focus at the event level. The headlines. We can expect to see a lot of that in the coming week. How many people protested in your city? How many collectively around the world? Who spoke? How many cute toddlers were photographed with their placards?
All of that is great and it will definitely have impact. The numbers will tell political leaders how strong our fear and anger and determination is. The photos of ordinary people showing up will convey how widespread our concern is and how many voters are mobilized.
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Empathy is a #systemsthinking skill and and a survival skill when it comes to the #ClimateCrisis. Let me explain.....
In a complex system, not all parts of a system feel the impacts from a long-chain of cause and effect at the same time and with the same intensity. When it comes to climate change, some places are more buffered than others.
Wealth is buffer. From sea walls to air conditioners, wealth allows people to live with symptoms and reduces the pressure to address root causes.…
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A thread about one of the highest return, biggest bang for the buck climate-protecting investments I know of, one that is useful today in a time of weak climate policy and one that will also be essential when climate policy is stronger.
In my TEDx talk I call this high-payback investment 're-wiring the system' - it combines #SystemsThinking concepts, including: leverage, lock-in, and emergence.
Lock-in: This strategy focuses on infrastructure investment decisions. Once built, infrastructure influences carbon footprint, racial and economic equity, health and well-being for many decades - for good or for ill. Get it right and you've locked in good things for a long time!
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A fantastic thread on specific examples of breeding applicable interdisciplinarity.

In fact, I think we can go further, and designers can help.
There's a trend here.

In a lot of different environments, designers are realizing there's useful and powerful theories, insights, and communities from disciplines they never considered; and there happens to be a reactionary clash from the communities who live in that space.
We have an opportunity here.

Sometimes that clash is valuable, because it offers space for people to acknowledge, voice, and catalyze a community to make their knowledge known.

But sometimes, we can connect without friction, and towards a collective goal.
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1/Introduction to Personal Knowledge Mastery by Harold Jarche

What skills do we need to face the 21st Century?
#pkm #criticalthinking #futurethinking #systemsthinking #education
2/ How to get contexts, trends and perspective from history? Some suggestions on useful books…
3/Socrates wrote nothing. HE was the oral tradition
Plato was the transition to the written word
Shit to nation state
Shift electricity -> networks 1850
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Donella Meadows once wrote that you don't cure a fever by taking your temperature...

A thread in honor of the 'milestone' of reaching #415ppm CO2 in the thin layer of gasses that support all life on earth, aka the atmosphere.
415 ppm CO2. It is excellent to know this number, and a testament to scientific excellence and persistence since the 1960s. It's also a measure of our cleverness as a species.
We know we live on a planet (yay for us), we can measure things about that planet with great precision (yay again).
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1/Tweetorial! Exploring a novel conceptual model of the clinical Learning & Working Environment (LWE) #MedEd
Do you wonder what the Clinical LWE *is*? Given the energy we put into making the LWE better, why is this still such a confusing question?
So - can you define the LWE?
2/In July 2017 an @AAIMOnline collaborative was tasked to recommend strategies for LWE improvement. In early discussions we realized we had no shared mental model of the LWE w/ which to systematically approach improvement. 2yrs later we are publishing a conceptual model.
3/Let’s start w/ the model & then explain its development:The LWE is the nesting of personal, relational, curricular, & structural domains as traversed by multiple learners, centered on the needs of individual or populations of patients, & influenced by the sociocultural context
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A thread about sea level rise, paradigms, and #sytemsthinking or about why so many people might look less panicked than you might feel.
I just read "Heaven or High Water" about shopping for real estate in Miami. How is it that, with streets already flooding on sunny days, people are building, buying & selling pricey real estate that will be unlikely to live out its lifetime high & dry?…
Here's what struck me about the people described in the article: they weren't 'just' in denial. It was almost as though, even dressed up in their fancy realtor outfits, but with rubber boots to slog across the flooded sidewalks, they almost weren't seeing the rising water at all.
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One thing in the way of effective action on our #climate crisis (and our toxics crisis, our biodiversity crisis, our plastics in the ocean crisis, not to mention our violence, war, poverty, racism, & sexism crises) is a terrible misunderstanding of who/what we are.
Many people speak about this as a spiritual/moral crisis and I agree. But, the misunderstanding I want to talk about is at once simpler and more profound.
(Note - when I say 'we' I mean those of us acculturated into the western industrial growth mindset, which in evolutionarily relevant timescales has only been around for a fleeting instant. Humans haven't always thought this way, and not all humans alive today think this way.)
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It suddenly struck me how amazing viruses actually are. I should get over my thinking that they look ugly and scary, and appreciate how they work. While their effects are genuinely complex, they tempt me to imagine that they themselves are merely complicated.
Perhaps viruses are also scary because they challenge us to contemplate systems that have aims and rules and ethos without an animal will or instinct, without consciousness of "good" or "evil". #systemsthinking
And with our Western science fiction frame of reference, they evoke images of robots, pseudo-lifeforms that inspire fear by their complete lack of passion or compassion. They are so utterly logical, yet they do not actually think. And humans at least want an argument.
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Launched today, CityCirc 1.0 is a computational tool developed by Exploration Architecture that makes it easier to design circular economy systems for cities and eco-industrial parks. Inspired by the interconnected and highly resource-efficient characteristics of ecosystems -
This tool allows designers to both plan and visualise how complex systems work. this tool allows designers to both plan and visualise how complex systems work. Users can input technologies / processes / land uses together with their key inputs / outputs and then make connections
so that waste from one part of the system can become an input for another part. This encourages designers to regard all under-utilised resources as opportunities to add something to the system to create more value. Exploration Architecture are now offering this as
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