The systems we have created are so large and complex, with problems that are owned by multiple stakeholders throughout ‘levels’ of systems. This means there is no quick fix even though it may initially feel easier to succumb to the ‘silver bullet’ theory.
To take on Systems Change from any part of the system we must first understand, and take on practices of multiplicity.
Multiplicity takes on several forms- from creating the space to hold insights from multiple perspectives, to evidencing these insights, to holding long term change views. It is about ensuring that over a long term period of time there is space for continuous and dynamic input from a range of stakeholders and evidence sets.
This is a difficult mindset to balance and hold but vital when it comes to Systems Change.