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Leading change with a systems lens

By August 13, 2020September 2nd, 2022No Comments

By Tobias Sturesson

Joan Lurie is a development psychologist and one of Australia’s leaders in systemic change & culture, known from her expert commentary in the media on organisational culture. In this episode of Leading Transformational Change, Joan helps us understand how a systems thinking lens can help us bring about organisational change easier and faster.

To make it practical, we use a case study to explore how this would apply to an organisation struggling with a lack of innovation and internal conflict. Joan shows that, as leaders, we can never see ourselves as outside the issue with the role of fixing the organisation, we instead need to see ourselves as an integral part of the system. For the system to change we need to change our own mental maps and the way we frame our roles.