Tag Archives: Behavior

Systemic constraints, individual autonomy

I have spent the past few weeks reflecting on my life’s work – the highs and lows, the times when I have been most energized and engaged – toward identifying the purpose of my next life chapter.  What I am … Continue reading

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Decisions vs. Actions – what is the difference?

If you have read previous posts, you know I have been thinking about how decisions get made and observing my environment to discern patterns. One of the things I learned is that while I spend a lot of time in … Continue reading

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If being data-driven is so good, why is it so hard?

I have long believed that fact-based decision making is better, but ironically there has been little evidence supporting that belief. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted research on this very question in the fall of 2014, and concluded that “data-driven” … Continue reading

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Sustained focus

I was reminded again this past week about how all the new ideas about how to make change and improve things don’t make much difference without practice. I get excited when I read about something new that I can use … Continue reading

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Can we leverage fractals to create change?

I have been thinking a lot about fractals lately.   A fractal is a repeating pattern, in which replication is the same or similar at every level of scale, and is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Fractals are beautiful, perhaps because their … Continue reading

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If we had better data, we would make better decisions – or would we?

I have spent most of my career getting data, improving data, analyzing data and interpreting what data means. In the early part of my career I was engaged in research as an academic, for the pure curiosity of learning and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Eleanor Bell’s blog on analytics, system dynamics and learning.

I have started this blog in order to have a place to dialogue, explore, and share ideas on systems change, learning, Lean management, measurement and analytics. I see deep connections between the use of measurement and analytics for decision making, … Continue reading

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