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geoff elliott, Management Consultant, United Kingdom
- PLANNING SCHOOL - systems thinking is a holistic approach to planning complex systems. Pioneers of this approach include C. W. Churchman and russ ackoff. - SYSTEM DYNAMICS SCHOOL - Systems thinking looks at the cause-effect and feedback loops that drive complex systems. Pioneers of this approach include Jay Forrester, Donella Meadows. Organizational cybernetics school - STAFFORD BEER'S VIABLE SYSTEMS MODEL (VSM) which applies systems thinking to organizational design, focusing on the management of variety to achieve long-term viability. Builds on the work of Norbert Wiener and Ross Ashby . - ORGANIZATION LEARNING SCHOOL - Popularized by Peter Senge, largely based on earlier work by Chris Argyris and Donald Schon, but also drawing on the work of Forrester. - SOFT SYSTEM/SENSEMAKING SCHOOL - Sees systems as mental constructs rather than physical constructs and systems thinking as an ongoing process of enquiry to improve shared understanding. The Pioneers include Peter Checkland an (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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Soft, Hard and Viable Systems
Systems Thinking Schools and Approaches
System Archetypes Overview
Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
🔥System Archetype 10: Growth and Underinvestment
System Archetype 1: Balancing Process with Delay
System Archetype 2: Limits to Growth
System Archetype 3: Shifting the Burden
System Archetype 4: Shifting the Burden to the Intervenor
System Archetype 5: Eroding Goals
System Archetype 6: Escalation
System Archetype 7: Success to the Successful
System Archetype 8: Tragedy of the Commons
System Archetype 9: Fixes that Fail
Best Practices
🥇Complexity in Systems Approach
🥈Value of System Approach
🥉Systems Thinking is Considering Issues Holistically
Strategy > SD > Performance?
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