Designing Change in Emergency Management: Why emergency managers need to make history
The problem is not only that others live with risk but what they do while they live with it as well (Coppola, 2015). What is needed, then, is a fundamental change in the way people understand and act in the world around them that can comprehensively address how we live with risk.
Maturana's Party: Sense-making through everyday language
"We are constantly moving unknowns to knowns without noticing that this is so. While this is critical to our being able to function...this situation nonetheless renders us precarious beings who are always in the process of laying down the same path we are walking on"
Transforming Emergency Management in Colorado & the Work of Paul Cilliers
I was fortunate today to be able to spend a couple hours with a group of like minded others working to find our way through the task of transitioning Colorado's emergency management system from bureaucracy to complex adaptive system.
Designing Change in Emergency Management: What is design? Part 2.
In part 1 design was presented a process of bringing something new into the world for the purpose of changing “existing situations into preferred ones." Here in part 2, this understanding will be expanded to include a concern for what the designer designs; the outcome of a design process.
Designing Change in Emergency Management: What is design? Part 1.
The first post in this series brought to the fore behavioral change in the field of emergency management and framed its creation as an act of design. Attention is now turned toward exploring what design is and uncovering its presence in emergency management.
Designing Change in Emergency Management: Introduction
How can emergency management professionals create lasting behavioral change within their own organizations and the communities they serve? The following post introduces a series dedicated to establishing foundations for designing risk-driven change in everyday life.