So in order to achieve our desired outcomes, we need to feed the machine some pertinent inputs that might be specific to improving particular parts of the system.
But, before we can do that- the importance of “whole systems design” is about ensuring from a systems perspective that our machine has particular functions:
WEB OF ACCOUNTABILITY
The web of accountability switch has to be turned on, so that we can ensure that all parts of the system are consistently and simultaneously reinforcing a “journey of accountability” for the perpetrator.
We have to make sure that the “violence prevention” gauge is set to “social transformation and justice”, to ensure that this machine is addressing tertiary, secondary and primary prevention.
DATA, MONITORING, AND EVALUATION
The pipes of the machine that all our inputs will be travelling through need to allow for data collection, monitoring and evaluation to ensure that we can tell if the machine is doing what it is supposed to be doing, and if it’s not- where it is that we need to adjust or pivot from
The machine must be fitted with each of the system of the system components and they must all work together to produce Safe Systems.
The Governance switch must be set to “strong” so that it can influence all parts of the machine.
Now that we’ve paid close mind to whole system design, we can feed our machine some of the key inputs to work towards our desired outcomes: