Enduring problems, such as climate change, economic insecurity, social inequalities and injustice, pandemics etc, are multi-determined and interconnected in a network of systems. This complexity requires systemic change to take a systems thinking approach. So, when social innovations set out to solve a complex problem, an underlying problem, as opposed to a symptomatic problem, it is necessary to understand it deeply, in all of its complexity, for deeper social impact.
Do you want to better understand the underlying problem you hope to solve ?
Are you frustrated that your intervention, despite your best efforts, doesn't make a bigger dent in the real problem?
Here, crucially, we can help you uncover root causes of a complex problem and identify high-leverage interventions to maximise system-wide social impact.
Social innovations thrive best when there are effective alliances in an eco-system that transcends disciplines. I am currently conducting a systems thinking research with leaders of small organisations to understand their needs with regards to collaboration for systemic change and therefore deeper social impact.
We are always on the lookout for social innovations ideas, hence the blog of the same name! (See above)
This space is for inspiration and does not require proven social impact (if you need help with this, go here). We understand that innovation often starts by doing things, and then adapting and adjusting in the light of experience learning. If you just want people to know about your project and its intended social impact, this is it.
If you enjoy talking about your social innovations as much I would like to ask questions about it, then this is our playground!