These models and simulations have been tagged “Foundations”.
Some people have found it easier to communicate interactions and their implications with Connection Circles rather than Causal Loop Diagrams.
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Causal loop diagrams are more rigorous than rich pictures though are still only contain a very few elements with well defined rules for connecting them.
A simplification of the systems approach to deal with a situation.
Identification of the leverage points within the Network Magic Structure is essential to developing a strategy.
An example of dynamic equilibrium from Change Management: A Columbo Approach.
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There are a number of habits that one should practice to improve their Systems Thinking skills. This graphic is from the Waters Foundation Systems Thinking in Schools site.
This is an element of Systemic Perspective Foundations.
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This is the initial model of the interactions relevant to the situation at Network Magic.
Rich Pictures are simply pictorial representations of the relations between a number of relevant elements. The strength of rich pictures is that they're free form without any formal rules, which also tends to be the shortcoming of rich pictures.
21st Century Systems Thinking Skills as depicted by Viktor Vojtko.
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Causal loop diagrams are more rigorus than rich pictures though are still only contain a very few elements with well defined rules for connecting them.