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L’organisation distribuée active un réseau de partisans/campaigners autonomes dans plusieurs endroits, qui peut s’étendre au-delà des frontières géographiques, des intérêts et des groupes culturels. Elle s’appuie sur l’initiative et l’énergie d’organisateurs bénévoles pour créer des groupes et diriger des équipes avec des degrés d’autonomie variables.

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La organización distribuida

La organización distribuida (“distributed organizing” en inglés) es un enfoque para campañas que activa una red de grupos autoiniciados de activistas en múltiples lugares, la cual que puede atravesar fronteras geográficas, intereses y grupos culturales. Aprovecha la iniciativa y la energía de lxs activistas voluntarios para iniciar grupos y dirigir equipos con diversos grados de autonomía.

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Systems thinking provides campaigners and organisers with an overall approach and a set of tools to understand the entrenched problems we work on and more strategically engage with the complex systems that we operate in. In this guide we look at systems practice as an overarching approach that can help our campaigns and organising strategies be more effective at driving systems change.

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Systems mapping is an important element of any strategy for systemic change (see our guide on Systems Thinking for more on this). Since systems are made up of a complex web of forces and relationships, and underpinned by mental models (values, beliefs and assumptions), then “mapping” these forces, relationships and mental models can be a key step towards developing an understanding of the system you want to change and developing effective strategies to shift it.

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