Summing the resource intensity of society

The concept of the Resource Intensity of a Society is powerful but lacks the focus to enable the learning that will lead to its continual reduction.

Dividing it up into sectors seems a good idea but could lead to continuation of our reductionist approach to problem solving, but the broad categories appear to be

The Resource Intensity of

  • The Built Environment
  • Governance
  • Security
  • Mobility
  • Fulfilment
  • Knowledge
  • Failure Demand

It is clear from this list that they all overlap, which highlights the need to take a systems based view of process learning and improvement.

This adds another question into the equation, is it the resource intensity of knowledge, or the resource intensity of learning that is crucial?

The resource intensity of failure demand also cuts across all sectors and looked at crudely, is the waste we generate carrying out our essential processes and the ones that aren’t essential,

Of  ‘not doing the right thing, right, every time’



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