Encouraging the state steering system to adopt greater systems-based thinking

The goal of the Steering2020 project is twofold. To provide a snapshot of current practice and new knowledge-based tools to understand both current steering practice within the Finnish government and future potentials. Systems-thinking facilitates our understanding of interdependencies and dynamic behaviours as well as the structures they generate. This enables us to outline where and how steering can better influence policy. The analysis is based on a literature review, interviews, and case studies, and seeks to provide input into further discussion and analysis regarding the prevailing preconditions and mechanisms, when transitioning towards a more systems-based approach to government.