System Archetype 1: Balancing Process with Delay

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Ignatius D
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Description of Balancing Process with Delay One of the System Archetypes is "Balancing Process with Delay". It is perhaps the most basic type of archetype which we can observe almost everywhere. A major problem with delays ( = ) in systems is that they cause us to perceive a response to an action (a feedback) incorrectly or not at all (especially if the delay time is long). When a person or a group is working towards a goal and acts in response to delayed feedback, they tend to take more or less corrective measures than actually needed if the feedback would have been perceived properly. Early Warning Symptoms of Balancing Process with Delay An early warning for this archetype can be considered when you think you are in balance, but then you overshoot the mark. Later you may overshoot in the other direction as well. This is the time you must know that the system needs balancing with delay. Structure of Balancing Process with Delay Management Principle (What to do?) If a syst (...) Read more? Sign up for free


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