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.
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21st Century Systems Thinking Skills as depicted b Viktor Vojko. Adapted from  Systems thinking: critical thinking skills for the 1990s and beyond  by Barry Richmond. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
21st Century Systems Thinking Skills as depicted b Viktor Vojko. Adapted from Systems thinking: critical thinking skills for the 1990s and beyond by Barry Richmond.
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 9781  for a simulation 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 9781 for a simulation of this model.
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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.
 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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Little Red Riding Hood walking through the woods to Grandma's house. How long will it take? @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Little Red Riding Hood walking through the woods to Grandma's house. How long will it take?
The Sensitivity Analysis option allows you to develop a sense of the extent to which some part of the model is affected by changes in some other part of the model. I think you'll find the approach to implementing Sensitivity Analysis rather straightforward and powerful at the same time. @ LinkedIn ,
The Sensitivity Analysis option allows you to develop a sense of the extent to which some part of the model is affected by changes in some other part of the model. I think you'll find the approach to implementing Sensitivity Analysis rather straightforward and powerful at the same time.
When endeavoring to develop an understanding of the nature of something it is generally useful to create a model of some type to aid in surfacing that understanding.   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
When endeavoring to develop an understanding of the nature of something it is generally useful to create a model of some type to aid in surfacing that understanding.
5 12 months ago
 The simple savings account is used to demonstrate the nature of a reinforcing loop. Change the initial amount and interest rate and run the model to see the implications of changing these values.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

The simple savings account is used to demonstrate the nature of a reinforcing loop. Change the initial amount and interest rate and run the model to see the implications of changing these values.

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 Thoughts on why it's not possible to sell systems thinking, or anything else to a person or an organization.     Video   Please subscribe to  SystemsWiki's Musings  or find me at  The Phoenix Project  or on  Facebook ,  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube  or by email at  systemswiki@gmail.com .
Thoughts on why it's not possible to sell systems thinking, or anything else to a person or an organization.

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12 months ago
 Insight Maker is web based multi-user modeling and simulation environment which enables distributed virtual collaboration.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

Insight Maker is web based multi-user modeling and simulation environment which enables distributed virtual collaboration.

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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.
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 Reinforcing Loop/SFD Simulation allow one to experience the explicit implications of the interactions.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

Reinforcing Loop/SFD Simulation allow one to experience the explicit implications of the interactions.

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 There are a few patterns of behavior that seem to occur over and over in various situations.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
There are a few patterns of behavior that seem to occur over and over in various situations.
Joe P. is currently managing a project that's behind schedule and he's experiencing substantial pressure to get the project back on track. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Joe P. is currently managing a project that's behind schedule and he's experiencing substantial pressure to get the project back on track.
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 Relative Control is one of the four generic archetypes developed by Eric Wolstenholme and maps to the Balancing Loop with Delay, Indecision, Limits to Results, Drifting Goals and Escalation Systems Archetypes.   SystemsWiki's Musings

Relative Control is one of the four generic archetypes developed by Eric Wolstenholme and maps to the Balancing Loop with Delay, Indecision, Limits to Results, Drifting Goals and Escalation Systems Archetypes.

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5 months ago
While all things are related for a particular situation all things are not relevant. We need to develop a simplified model of reality which depicts those interactions which are responsible for the patterns of behavior and current situation. We want the simplest model which enables the requisite unde
While all things are related for a particular situation all things are not relevant. We need to develop a simplified model of reality which depicts those interactions which are responsible for the patterns of behavior and current situation. We want the simplest model which enables the requisite understanding. This is no easy task though.
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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. 
 A simple agent based foraging model. Consumer agents will move between fertile patches consuming them.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

A simple agent based foraging model. Consumer agents will move between fertile patches consuming them.

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There's actually more to filling a swimming pool with water than you might realize. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
There's actually more to filling a swimming pool with water than you might realize.
 The generic stock & flow form for a balancing loop.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

The generic stock & flow form for a balancing loop.

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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.
 Drifting Goals Stock & Flow Simulation model.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

Drifting Goals Stock & Flow Simulation model.

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How does a goal seeking structure progress with a resource constraint. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
How does a goal seeking structure progress with a resource constraint.