Systems Change is an umbrella term referring to theory, processes, tools and approaches that help to change the way a system works.
It seeks to get right down to the root causes of social problems - problems which are often intractable and embedded in networks of cause and effect.
Systems change approaches are usually intentional processes designed to fundamentally alter the components and structures that cause a system to behave in a certain way.
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Systems Thinking refers to the theory behind 'Systems Change'.
It helps us to understand how perceived separate parts of the system influence one another within a whole.
What is 'The System' in York?
When we refer to the System in York, we are referring to everything that effects the current culture.
This includes: people, services, resources, relationships, values, traditions and perceptions.
"A system is a configuration of interaction, interdependent parts that are connected through a web of relationships, forming a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts."
"A system is an interconnected and interdependent series of entities, where decisions and actions in one entity are consequential to other neighbouring entities."