I have always been fascinated by interconnectedness. Therefore, I made it my mission to help others feel more excited and less overwhelmed by complexity.
I do this by visualising complex systems in the form of systems maps. These maps show the components and connections that make up complex systems, making it easier to think through the interactions, understand the overall systems behaviour and identify leverage points for change.
Personally I really enjoy discovering the underlying structure of systems. When I play around with these components and then find how it all fits together, my brain lights up.
Systems maps are a powerful tool to support stakeholder discussions: They allow to combine diverse perspectives in a shared overview, provide a framework for discussion and make it easier to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for cooperation.
In order to tackle the complex systemic challenges we are facing, we need to find more ways to face complexity with confidence, foster cooperation and base our strategy on a deeper understanding of the system.
I believe systems mapping is one of the key tools to make this happen.
- Systems mapping
- Systems thinking
- Complex cooperation
- Visual communication
Examples of what I do
Systems Mapping is a method that supports complex cooperation for systems change, by combining information from diverse sources in one overview, making it easier to identify high leverage points and plan actions to access them. Learn how to start creating your own systems maps in this workshop.