Tag: archetypes

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School Vouchers: Another Form of “Success to the Successful”

I don’t know how any parent could stand to send his or her child off to a crumbling, dirty school with underpaid teachers and …

Overcoming Escalation with Big, Generous Actions

Of all the system structures that affect our lives and world, escalation takes the prize for its negative impact. In situations such as price …

Identifying and Breaking Vicious Cycles

Perhaps the most prevalent and accessible form of systems thinking for people new to the concept is the vicious cycle. Examples: TEAM TIP …

Systems Archetypes As Structural Pattern Templates

Imagine you were suddenly struck with a strange illness that affected your vision. While you were still able to “see” everything around you, somehow …

Predicting Behavior Using Systems Archetypes

The adage “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” captures an old belief that something “known” is more valuable than …

Using Systems Archetypes as Different “Lenses”

So, you’ve chosen a problem you want to study using systems thinking tools. You gather together some co-workers, round up some flipchart paper and …

A Systemic View of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

My wife and I moved to Israel on September 25, 2000—three days before the Al Aqsa Intifada began. Our hopes for a wide-ranging sabbatical, …