Presentation on theme: "Starting with the Young"— Presentation transcript:
1 Starting with the Young Professor Ockie BoschSystems Design and Complexity ManagementUniversity of Adelaide Business SchoolCreating New Era LeadersStarting with the Young
2 Complexity and Dynamics Increasing CompetitionTechnologicaldevelopmentsGlobal Information ExchangeClimate and Environmental changesComplexity and DynamicsSocial & PoliticalDevelopmentsInternational Division of LabourDifferentiation ofCustomer NeedsDisruption of the Value ChainDealing with Complexity and Coping with Increasing Market Dynamics have become major challenges for Managers and Decision Makers
4 Making Decisions in such a Complex Web of Interactions Do we get it right?Do we make good policy and investment decisions?Are we aware of the unintended consequences of our decisions?Are we effective in our cross-sectoral communication and collaboration to deal with the multi-dimensional nature of complex problems?Do we go for quick fixes because it is easier to treat the symptoms?Politicians, business managers and all members of society have to make important decisions on a daily basis in the complex web in which business, social issues, finance and economics, environment, politics and culture are all highly interconnectedORDo we urgently need new and innovative ways of thinking and a fresh approach and tools to deal with the problems facing our society?
5 Starting with the Young Creating a “new way of thinking” in society is highly difficultStarting with the Younghas been identified as a major leverage point to address this difficult problem and gaming is part of the culture or language that talks to young people.EcopolicyA cybernetics simulation game that introduces young people to the concepts of systems and interconnected thinking.
6 Short Overview: Ecopolicyade® Gaming contest Founded in 2004 by the teachers H.-W. Hansen & W.D. John in Malente2005 German State Schleswig-Holstein – Final Ecopolicyade in German Parliamentpupils2006 German Federal States Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holsteinpupils2007 German States Berlin and Schleswig-Holstein100 schools and pupils2008 Germany-wide - Funded by GermanMinistry of the Interior and Sponsors(Staedler, Invotel, Berlin City Council....)> participants2010 / 2011 / Germany –wide: Strong involvement from Business & Government Sectors; Finals in German Parliament> 200, participantsNetherlands 2011, USA CA 2011, Austria 2012, Italy 2012, Australia (Adelaide) 2012, Vietnam 2012/3, Sri Lanka 2013, Argentina 2013, Australia-wide 2013/4, China 2013/4, Japan 2013/4