Artifacts from the meeting include a blog post:
- Systems Thinking and Futures Studies (Systems Thinking Ontario, 2013-02-21) on the Coevolving Innovations blog by David Ing.
The original content of the web page preceding the meeting follows below.
February 21 is the second meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. Register on Eventbrite.
Theme: Systems Thinking and Futures Studies
The focus question for the evening is: "Where do systems thinking and futures studies (i) intersect, and (ii) diverge?"
Suggested pre-reading: Emery (1967)
To provide a minimal shared context, a foundational (i.e. really old!) article can be helpful.
- Emery, Fred E. 1967. “The Next Thirty Years: Concepts, Methods and Anticipations.” Human Relations 20 (3): 199–237. dx.doi.org/10.1177/001872679705000802 , or see the manuscrript in the Tavistock Anthology at Modern Times Workplace;
- or, as republished
- Emery, F. E. 1997. “The Next Thirty Years: Concepts, Methods and Anticipations.” Human Relations 50 (8): 885–931. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/001872679705000802.
- Emery, Fred E. 1997. “Postscript: The Next Thirty Years-A Short Reflection.” Human Relations 50 (8): 931–935. dx.doi.org/10.1177/001872679705000803.
Participants should not feel limited to this suggested pre-reading, but should recognize that other attendees may have not read, or are reading differently, that article.