Sustaining the Forest
Moose and Wolves
* Success in Acquisitions: Using Archetypes to Beat the Odds by Novak & Levine
Limits to Growth Archetype
Tragedy of the Commons Archetype
Exponential Growth Archetype
Creating the Future
Success to the Successful Archetype
Goal Seeking Archetype
Fixes that Fail Archetype
We often set out to solve a problem or accomplish some particular result and things seem to go as planned. As time progresses it seems that progress becomes more and more difficult, if not impossible, and things may actually become worse than when we started. When this happens it is typically a Fixes that Fail structure that's operating. See also Archetypes.
Drifting Goals Archetype
Accidental Adversaries Archetype
Growth and Underinvestment Archetype
A Growth and Underinvestment structure is simply an elaborated Limits to Growth structure where the growth inhibitor is part of another Balancing Loop with an external standard and some delay. The real nasty thing about this structure is that the two Balancing Loops form a single Reinforcing Loop which inhibits growth.
Attractiveness Principle Archetype
An indecision structure results whenever there are two interacting goal-seeking structures which provide goals for each other. There is the potential of creating oscillations because of the inherent delays in the structure. See also Archetypes.