“Leverage points” are considered to be places within a complex system where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything.
In Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System, Donella Meadows shares her thoughts on where the 12 leverage points are within a system, and why. Les Robinson of Enabling Change has adapted Donella Meadows’ system, updating the language to make it more relevant and adding a number of interventions.
Len’s updated list of 18 areas are:
- Level playing field
- Full cost pricing
Both articles are well worth reading and provide useful frameworks for thinking about systems change.