Elements, Relationships, Models, and Plays
This model, created in response to the rewriting of the first blog post on the Systems Thinking Certification Course, attempts to map out some of the general relationships making up Systems Thinking. Elements or stuff that we consider important can be increased or decreased, changed in different ways. There are different ways to model this process that are qualitative or quantitative in nature. These changes are influenced by different stakeholders or actors. The interaction of these elements makes for different scenarios that can be seen as analogous to plays. The systems thinking perspective asks us to look at the relationships and processes on a deeper level.