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Systemic government and the civil servant. A new pattern for systemic design

Veale, Jonathan (2014) Systemic government and the civil servant. A new pattern for systemic design. FORMakademisk – research journal for design and design education, 7 (3). ISSN 1890-9515

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This article examines the emerging application of systemic design methodology within
government as practiced by the Alberta Public Service in Edmonton, Canada. A case study,
from a practitioner’s perspective, for systemic policy design is presented as an innovation
facing approach useful for cultural change and decision-support. Lessons about applying
systemic design within government and essential capabilities and qualities of practitioners are
outlined. For some systemic designers, government might be the best place to effect systemic
change especially those particularly concerned about advancing stewardship and innovation
within the culture of government. This article is useful to public sector practitioners interested
in applying systemic methodology to complex and long-term policy predicaments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: civil servant, cultural change, government, public policy, systemic design methodology, systemic foresight
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Research Labs > sLAB (Strategic Innovation Lab)
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 14:16
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 19:47
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1017

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