Performance Thinking for Mega (Societal) Challenges
Re-imagining Public Safety
The late Dr. Roger Kaufman, a long-time thought leader in the fields of performance improvement, needs analyis, and strategic planning, referred to goals at multiple levels including Micro (for individuals and teams), Macro (for organizations), and Mega (for societal benefit). He encouraged senior leaders of corporations, government agencies, and other organizations to plan with Mega level benefit in mind. He and his work were important influences on the evolution of Performance Thinking models, logic, applications. He relentlessly urged Dr. Carl Binder to include Mega as part of our Performance Thinking® models and methods. This webinar shows how we have begun to do that.
Another major influence was Dr. Thomas Gilbert, whose work informed the two models used in Performance Thinking. Some have claimed that his Behavior Engineering Model, and the Six Boxes® Model that evolved from it, are mostly relevant for the performance of individuals and teams. We have seen, on the other hand, that the functions defined by cells in the Six Boxes Model can be applied at any level from Micro to Mega – to use Kaufman's language.
This session explores how Performance Thinking can be used to configure systemic solutions to societal problems and challenges, with recent discussions about ensuring public safety as an example for discussion.
We believe that policy makers, civic leaders, legislators, and others concerned about implementing sustainable systemic change can benefit from application of Performance Thinking.
Please join us, see what you think, and engage with us in the Q & A.
Dr. Carl Binder, CEO
The Performance Thinking Network