System Archetype 7: Success to the Successful

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Ignatius D
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Description of Success to the Successful One of the System Archetypes is "Success to the Successful". According to this archetype, when two (internal) entities compete among themselves for limited resources and support, the success of an entity depends on the support and resources it gets and thus it affects the other entity. It means the more successful one entity becomes, the more support it gets, but the more the other entity will suffer as fewer and fewer resources will be allocated to it. Early Warning Symptoms of Success to the Successful When you see two interrelated activities or people who started at the same level and over time one is doing very well while the other is struggling, you should suspect that this is a case of success to the successful. Structure of Success to the Successful Management Principle (What to do?) There is a common practice of rewarding good performance with more resources, allowing further improvement in the future. But the drawback of thi (...) Read more? Sign up for free


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