We want to help people and organizations to navigate complexity by fostering a systemic mindset and perspective that empathizes on environmental, financial and social value.
Why embrace complexity?
The Global Leadership Survey, released by the World Economic Forum, named Complex Problem Solving as the most important skill of the 21st century. The unprecedented challenges of our time increase the scale and complexity of our actions. We face fundamental shifts, from digitalisation to multidimensional and global, ecological, social, economical and political issues.
Conventional ways of problem solving do not account for complex problems: With a fragmented perspective, a lack of shared understanding and short-term focus we might fail to achieve the desired impact, or might even worsen the situation. It is time to develop a new thinking – for impactful action.
Our take on Systemic Design
Systemic Design for us means to bring together the power of Systems Thinking, in unveiling and understanding complexity, and the strength of Design, in creating empathy, synthesizing, and prototyping, to tackle wicked problems. It is our headline under which we experiment with System Mapping and System Dynamics approaches, exploring the Doughnut Economy applying Human-Centered Design.
Leveraging network effects
The Systemic Design Group is an innovation network of independent consultants ,that connects and invites a variety of professionals with diverse backgrounds to jointly work towards a more sustainable future. With a multitude of skills we offer a unique combination of approaches, to innovate us out of the current messes. Together.
More than 80% of a product’s environmental impact is determined during the design phase. As designers and co-designers (prosumers), we are all (designers,) able to work with business to lead the transition towards a regenerative economy. Together. To design out waste. To design out the abuse of our natural resources. By keeping materials in the loop for as long as ever possible, just like nature does.