Building resilient food systems with emergent strategy

Sunset at Joshua Tree, the unceded territory of the Yuhaviatam/ Maarenga’yam people.

STRATEGY MAKING AS A LEARNING PROCESS

We try things, and those experiments that work converge gradually into viable patterns that become strategies. This is the very essence of strategy making as a learning process.” (Mintzberg, p.)

PATTERN RECOGNITION

RELATIONSHIPS & TRUST

BUILDING RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS

  1. Hold a larger vision or goal. We (un)consciously recreate systems of oppression, so centering equity is an excellent example of a larger goal.
  2. Have a learner’s mindset. Allow strategy to be informed by your own process of learning.
  3. Look for patterns. How do you/your team/your organization often take action, succeed or fail? Is there a pattern?
  4. Prioritize relationships. None of us hold all of the knowledge and we each offer unique perspectives. Seek that out in one another and in people outside of your own network, to the communities you wish to work in partnership with.

REFERENCES

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Kaitlyn is an MBA candidate at Portland State University School of Business. She works in food systems, currently at the Redd in SE Portland, OR.

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Kaitlyn Rich

Kaitlyn Rich

Kaitlyn is an MBA candidate at Portland State University School of Business. She works in food systems, currently at the Redd in SE Portland, OR.

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