In Search of System Maps
Posted 3 years ago at 1:36 pm
Recently there’s been a lot of attention paid to the value of “system maps” to help collaborations better understand the system where they are working to achieve change.
However, finding examples of such maps has proven more challenging than I expected. For example, a web search generates a lot of references to “workforce systems maps” but so far I’ve only found charts (which really don’t show the relationships within a system) or (worse) maps with dots on them that show where all the job training sites are…
I have used a few variations of systems maps in my work with a funding collaborative, but they were rather rudimentary. I am interested in seeing any examples so that I can get a better feel for whether what I think such maps should look like are what others find useful.
Any thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.