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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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5 months ago
This is the demo that was used in the Creating Mind Maps video.
5 months ago
In a goal seeking with delay structure, depending on the delay, it can be very easy to overshoot the goal because you're operating on outdated data. Depending on the length of the delay and the intensity of action taken this structure can present some extreme behavior. See also Archetypes.
4 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.
5 months ago
Examples of reinforcing and balancing loops enhanced with images to maybe them more visually engaging.
5 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...
5 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.

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5 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.
4 months ago
There are about fifteen known archetypes with an interesting set of relationships among them.

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3 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.
2 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.
5 months ago

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 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 reached the results produced by each activity are limited to the level at which the resource is replenished. See also Archetypes.
4 months ago
There are a number of habits that one should practice to improve their Systems Thinking skills.
3 months ago
This model depicts the interactions of Aesop's Fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
3 months ago
Depicts a behavior over time graph.
5 months ago
Understanding relationships is the foundation of effective problem solving. Though relations exists on multiple levels.
3 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.
3 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 great deal of sense.
5 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 Archetypes.
4 months ago
Evolving view of Systems Thinking from The Evolution of Systems Thinking by Jorge Taborga.
5 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 future..
3 months ago
The delays associated with adjusting the shower is a very common example of the Balancing Loop with Delay Systems Archetype. 
5 months ago
The three common recurring structures.
4 weeks ago