Interpret development through a complexity lens, recognising that situations are often uncertain, emergent and dynamic, and evaluation is responsive to this reality.
It is not possible to understand the world around us by only examining its parts – we live as part of patterns of relationships in a synergistic way with all the different features of our situations.
History matters – the events of the past do influence the shape of our futures.
One size does not fit all and the way change happens is dependent on the features and patterns of relationships in local contexts.
Change is emergent, the future is uncertain.
Variation and diversity provides resilience in the face of change.
Questions to ask ourselves:
With innovation, there will always be uncertainty and turbulence:
How easy or difficult is it to stand quietly in inquiry when faced with a complex situation?
What possibilities inform our thinking that we didn’t know existed twelve months ago?