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Clone of Unintended Consequences

Brian Dowling
Because our problem solving approaches in today's reality don't produce very good solutions we end up continually dealing with unintended consequences which make the original problem worse or create new problems to be dealt with.

Systcp

  • 4 years 11 months ago

Clone of Understanding

Dennis
If we are to develop a strategy for dealing with a situation we must first understand what has caused the situation to be the way it is. If we don't know why it is the way it is then any action we take is little more than meddling and unlikely to produce the desired result.

Systcp

  • 5 years 3 days ago

Clone of Clone of Tragedy of the Commons Systems Archetype/CLD

Rachael Stoutenburgh
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. As an example, consider multiple departments with an organization using IT resources, until they've exhausted IT capacity.

Systcp

  • 2 years 11 months ago

Clone of Growth and Underinvestment with a Drifting Standard Systems Archetype/SFD

erwin

A Growth and Underinvestment with a Drifting Standard structure is simply an elaborated Growth and Underinvestment structure where the growth inhibitor induces a decline of the standard over time. The real nasty thing about this structure is that the growth inhibitor influence sets up a Reinforcing Loop which even further promotes a drifting of the standard over time.

Systcp

  • 5 years 1 week ago

Clone of Assumptions

Dennis
Our actions are based on our beliefs and the results of those actions are the basis for our beliefs. The difficulty we create for ourselves is that we make assumptions as to how to interpret the results we select based on our beliefs. As a result we are often operating on a flawed perspective of reality.

Systcp

  • 5 years 3 days ago

Clone of New Learning Inhibited/Breaking the Cycle

Dennis
New Learning tend to reduce Outdated Thinking, Communicating & Learning though our Outdated Thinking, Communicating & Learning inhibits new learning. The question is then how do we break this cycle. Adopted from "An Introduction to Systems Thinking with STELLA" by Barry Richmond.

BCTD Systcp

  • 5 years 1 week ago

Clone of Causal Loop Diagrams/Part 2

Dennis

Use the defined relationships and complete the loops to create a reinforcing and balancing structure. Demonstrate a hubrid version of the causal loop diagram with picdtures employed to depict the various elements of the structure.

Systcp

  • 5 years 6 days ago

Clone of Boundary

Dennis
When the relevant interactions are identified it's appropriate to identify which elements are the responsibility of which stakeholders, which elements are part of the addressable interactions and which elements are part of the environment.

Systcp

  • 5 years 3 days ago

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