Due to their systemic nature, global wicked problems like climate change cannot be adequately addressed, without understanding the complex feedback loops in the wider system of which they are a part.
However, at present many CSOs (not unlike other organisations) often choose strategies, which fail to account for such complexity and consequently are falling short of their objectives.
CSOs can radically improve their impact if they start making use of the available capacity building tools, leadership programmes and processes for organisational change that all draw upon the logic of systems thinking…
Systems thinking is a key leverage point for more effective CSO strategies: Read more.
Change Resistence as the Crux of the Environmental Sustsinability Problem - Jack Harich (2010)
Looking to Create a More sustainable World? Masters in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability - Belkinge Institute of Technology (2010/11)
Leverage Ponints: Places to Intervene in a System - Donella Meadows (1999)