This model is derived from the paper " Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened: Creating and Sustaining Process Improvement " by Nelson P. Repenning and John D Sterman. See  Insight 752  for a causal loop version of this model.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

This model is derived from the paper "Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened: Creating and Sustaining Process Improvement" by Nelson P. Repenning and John D Sterman. See Insight 752 for a causal loop version of this model.

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23 11 months ago
There is much we can learn from the development of qualitative relationships models though once we begin to ask questions like how long, how much, when, etc., a qualitative most is not likely to be of much use. The following video demonstrates how, in a very simple goal-seeking structure with delay,
There is much we can learn from the development of qualitative relationships models though once we begin to ask questions like how long, how much, when, etc., a qualitative most is not likely to be of much use. The following video demonstrates how, in a very simple goal-seeking structure with delay, depending on the delay, it can be almost impossible to intuit the implications of the interactions with any level of accuracy. The difficulty arises essentially from operating with outdated data. See also Archetypes.
17 2 months ago
This is the demo that was used in the Creating Mind Maps video. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
This is the demo that was used in the Creating Mind Maps video.
3 11 months ago
Consider the following "Sustaining the Forest" model intended to provide another example of how unexpected the behavior of a web of extended interactions can be.   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Consider the following "Sustaining the Forest" model intended to provide another example of how unexpected the behavior of a web of extended interactions can be.
19 11 months ago
Examples of reinforcing and balancing loops enhanced with images to maybe them more visually engaging. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Examples of reinforcing and balancing loops enhanced with images to maybe them more visually engaging.
87 11 months ago
All you wanted to do was put a bird feeder in your yard to attract birds and make for a more pleasant morning. And...   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
All you wanted to do was put a bird feeder in your yard to attract birds and make for a more pleasant morning. And...
72 11 months ago
 Part 1 demonstrates Picture primitives and Links to create representations of interactions. These are made visually attractive because the Picture primitives are overlay'd with images.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

Part 1 demonstrates Picture primitives and Links to create representations of interactions. These are made visually attractive because the Picture primitives are overlay'd with images.

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9 11 months ago
Jackson's System of Systems Methodology (SOSM) framework presents a construct that enables one to begin to make sense of the broad array of approaches that claim to embrace the Systems Thinking paradigm.   Video    SystemsWiki's Musings
Jackson's System of Systems Methodology (SOSM) framework presents a construct that enables one to begin to make sense of the broad array of approaches that claim to embrace the Systems Thinking paradigm.
3 8 months ago
There are about fifteen known archetypes with an interesting set of relationships among them.  Video     SystemsWiki's Musings
There are about fifteen known archetypes with an interesting set of relationships among them.

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15 8 months ago
The limits to growth structure is based on the basic growth structure. And, as should be obvious, nothing grows forever as growth requires resources. Those required resources become a limits to growth. See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
The limits to growth structure is based on the basic growth structure. And, as should be obvious, nothing grows forever as growth requires resources. Those required resources become a limits to growth. See also Archetypes.
50 10 months ago
Analysis has served us well in developing the understanding of things, at least to a point. Though analysis will not allow us to answer the why questions about things. For that we need synthesis. One might consider analysis and synthesis two sides of a coin that one shouldn't attempt to separate. @
Analysis has served us well in developing the understanding of things, at least to a point. Though analysis will not allow us to answer the why questions about things. For that we need synthesis. One might consider analysis and synthesis two sides of a coin that one shouldn't attempt to separate.
11 months ago
 Bathtub model with max fill rate control added to account for the maximum rate water can enter via the faucet.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

Bathtub model with max fill rate control added to account for the maximum rate water can enter via the faucet.

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5 11 months ago
A Tragedy of the Commons situation exists whenever two or more activities, each, which in order to produce results, rely on a shared limited resource. Results for these activities continue to develop as long as their use of the limited resource doesn't exceed the resource limit. Once this limit is r
A Tragedy of the Commons situation exists whenever two or more activities, each, which in order to produce results, rely on a shared limited resource. Results for these activities continue to develop as long as their use of the limited resource doesn't exceed the resource limit. Once this limit is reached the results produced by each activity are limited to the level at which the resource is replenished. See also Archetypes.
17 10 months ago
There are a number of habits that one should practice to improve their Systems Thinking skills.   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
There are a number of habits that one should practice to improve their Systems Thinking skills.
4 9 months ago
This model depicts the interactions of Aesop's Fable " The Boy Who Cried Wolf ." @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
This model depicts the interactions of Aesop's Fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
12 9 months ago
The Exponential Growth Archetype is a reinforcing structure which promotes exponential growth. This is one of the two foundation archetypes. The other being the goal seeking structure. See also  Archetypes .   Video    SystemsWiki's Musings
The Exponential Growth Archetype is a reinforcing structure which promotes exponential growth. This is one of the two foundation archetypes. The other being the goal seeking structure. See also Archetypes.
16 8 months ago
Understanding relationships is the foundation of effective problem solving. Though relations exists on multiple levels.   Video    SystemsWiki's Musings
Understanding relationships is the foundation of effective problem solving. Though relations exists on multiple levels.
5 3 months ago
Depicts a behavior over time graph. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Depicts a behavior over time graph.
5 11 months ago
Investigations into the relationships responsible for the success and failure of nations. This investigation was prompted after reading numerous references on the subject and perceiving that *Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty* by Acemoglu and Robinson seem to make a gre
Investigations into the relationships responsible for the success and failure of nations. This investigation was prompted after reading numerous references on the subject and perceiving that *Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty* by Acemoglu and Robinson seem to make a great deal of sense.
6 11 months ago
Success to the successful archetype represents two reinforcing structures which may be in a delicate balance though as soon as one gains a small advantage the resource allocation favors the more successful and the result is then rapidly skewed in the direction of the more successful. See also  Arche
Success to the successful archetype represents two reinforcing structures which may be in a delicate balance though as soon as one gains a small advantage the resource allocation favors the more successful and the result is then rapidly skewed in the direction of the more successful. See also Archetypes.
12 10 months ago
Yesterday's actions are responsible for the world we experience today. And today's actions are responsible for the world that we will experience tomorrow. The "Creating the Future" model is intended to provide a better sense of the common process associated with the unexpected unfolding of the futur
Yesterday's actions are responsible for the world we experience today. And today's actions are responsible for the world that we will experience tomorrow. The "Creating the Future" model is intended to provide a better sense of the common process associated with the unexpected unfolding of the future..
12 9 months ago
 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 Fix

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.

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32 10 months ago
Evolving view of Systems Thinking from  The Evolution of Systems Thinking  by Jorge Taborga. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Evolving view of Systems Thinking from The Evolution of Systems Thinking by Jorge Taborga.
11 months ago
The delays associated with adjusting the shower is a very common example of the Balancing Loop with Delay Systems Archetype.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
The delays associated with adjusting the shower is a very common example of the Balancing Loop with Delay Systems Archetype. 
25 11 months ago