Shifting The Burden Models

These models and simulations have been tagged “Shifting The Burden”.

A causal loop diagram illustrating a subset of variables influencing business problems related to the transitioning of the Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) from initial production deployment to steady state.    Inherent in the diagram is a representation of two well-known system dynamics a
A causal loop diagram illustrating a subset of variables influencing business problems related to the transitioning of the Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) from initial production deployment to steady state.

Inherent in the diagram is a representation of two well-known system dynamics archetypes:

  • Shifting the Burden, represented in the interplay between the B1, B2, and R3 loops, and
  • Limits to Success, represented in the interplay between the B1 and R5 loops.
A shifting the burden structure occurs when there are different ways to address a situation. With one approach being easier, faster, and requiring fewer resources, which do you think gets pursued? The problem is that taking the easier path ensures one will have to take the easier path repeatedly, an
A shifting the burden structure occurs when there are different ways to address a situation. With one approach being easier, faster, and requiring fewer resources, which do you think gets pursued? The problem is that taking the easier path ensures one will have to take the easier path repeatedly, and makes it harder to pursue the long-term better solution. See also Archetypes.
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With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.


A causal loop diagram illustrating a subset of variables influencing business problems related to the transitioning of the Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) from initial production deployment to steady state.    Inherent in the diagram is a representation of two well-known system dynamics a
A causal loop diagram illustrating a subset of variables influencing business problems related to the transitioning of the Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) from initial production deployment to steady state.

Inherent in the diagram is a representation of two well-known system dynamics archetypes:

  • Shifting the Burden, represented in the interplay between the B1, B2, and R3 loops, and
  • Limits to Success, represented in the interplay between the B1 and R5 loops.
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.     Understanding Relationship and Their Implications: The Essence of AND?
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

A causal loop diagram illustrating a subset of variables influencing business problems related to transitioning and stabilization of MVS.    Inherent in the diagram is a representation of a well-known system dynamics archetype:  shifting the burden , represented in the interplay between the B1, B2,
A causal loop diagram illustrating a subset of variables influencing business problems related to transitioning and stabilization of MVS.

Inherent in the diagram is a representation of a well-known system dynamics archetype: shifting the burden, represented in the interplay between the B1, B2, and R3 loops.
Employee surveys are a popular method for getting a pulse on the organization.  Depending on the topic of the survey and how the survey feedback is used, the results can be good or not so much.
Employee surveys are a popular method for getting a pulse on the organization.  Depending on the topic of the survey and how the survey feedback is used, the results can be good or not so much.
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.    An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Ac
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Action. Register at http://www.systemswiki.org/
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.     Understanding Relationship and Their Implications: The Essence of AND?
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.     Understanding Relationship and Their Implications: The Essence of AND?
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.    An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Ac
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Action. Register at http://www.systemswiki.org/
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.    An element of The Perspectives Project at  Shifting the Burden Archetype  at SystemsWiki.
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

An element of The Perspectives Project at Shifting the Burden Archetype at SystemsWiki.org
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.    An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Ac
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Action. Register at http://www.systemswiki.org/
A causal loop diagram illustrating a subset of variables influencing education problems related to trying to increase workshop engagement.    Inherent in the diagram is a representation of two well-known system dynamics archetypes:        Shifting the Burden , represented in the interplay between th
A causal loop diagram illustrating a subset of variables influencing education problems related to trying to increase workshop engagement.

Inherent in the diagram is a representation of two well-known system dynamics archetypes:

  • Shifting the Burden, represented in the interplay between the B1, B2, and R3 loops, and
  • Limits to Success, represented in the interplay between the B1 and R5 loops.
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.    An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Ac
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Action. Register at http://www.systemswiki.org/
A shifting the burden structure occurs when there are different ways to address a situation. With one approach being easier, faster, and requiring fewer resources, which do you think gets pursued? The problem is that taking the easier path ensures one will have to take the easier path repeatedly, an
A shifting the burden structure occurs when there are different ways to address a situation. With one approach being easier, faster, and requiring fewer resources, which do you think gets pursued? The problem is that taking the easier path ensures one will have to take the easier path repeatedly, and makes it harder to pursue the long-term better solution.

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With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.    An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Ac
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Action. Register at http://www.systemswiki.org/
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.    An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Ac
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Action. Register at http://www.systemswiki.org/
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.    An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Ac
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.

An element of Perspectives: The Foundation of Understanding and Insights for Effective Action. Register at http://www.systemswiki.org/
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.     Understanding Relationship and Their Implications: The Essence of AND?
With two different ways to address a situation with one being easier and faster which do you think gets implemented? The problem is that taking the easy path makes it harder to take the longer term solution.