Systems Thinking

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How “Thinking, fast and slow” will help us deal with Covid-19

Lots has been written about the epidemiological modelling of the Coronavirus outbreak but I’ve seen very little published about any human behaviour modelling. I’d be interested to know what models have been created to describe how people might behave in different pandemic scenarios. Here, I want to concentrate on some ways in which people’s behaviour … Continue reading

A (dog) world of unanticipated consequences

Many of my readers will know that I am heavily involved in the world of dogs, so you might be interested in this blog post from my personal blog which touches on systems thinking. A few weeks ago, words like “self-isolation”, “social distancing” and “lockdown” were barely part of our vocabulary. The rate at which … Continue reading

Thinking fast and slow for human behaviour change

I’ve written recently about change management and models for human behaviour change. It’s become apparent that many of the successes and failures of health and other improvement initiatives are down to human motivation, behaviour and thinking.  Studying fields such as psychology that are concerned with how people think, behave and make decisions can give us … Continue reading

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