Gaining Systemic Insight

A way of being and acting in complexity

Systemic Insight Lenses

Systemic Insight is a way of thinking and acting in situations that are marked by ambiguity, uncertainty and complexity. The underlying questions it poses are, ‘how do we gain systemic insight?’ and, ‘how do we act when we don’t know what to do?’ The approach to gaining systemic insight is built around a collection of elements or lenses, represented by the colourful, transparent circles, which can be used to design a specific change process or simply as individual lenses to continuously explore situations in order to act in more meaningful ways. The approach can be applied by individuals, teams, organisations and whole communities. 

What can you do now?

  • Read about the background of Systemic Insight
  • Explore the elements of Systemic Insight
  • Sign up to the Systemic Insight Newsletter, a weekly newsletter by Marcus Jenal
  • Join the Critical Systems Reflections – a one-month programme to explore systems concepts in depth – next run in October
  • Join the Systemic Insight Circle – an on-going circle of people who work in systems and are curious to explore each other’s realities