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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 …

The Next Great Frontier: Designing Managerial and Social Systems (Part 2)

A systems analysis of a company draws on knowledge about how structure and policy relate to behavior. Information comes primarily from interviewing people in …

The Next Great Frontier: Designing Managerial and Social Systems (Part 1)

The continued search for better understanding of social and economic systems represents the next great frontier in human development. Frontiers of the past have …

New Stories Can Generate New Realities

There is no easy or straightforward or guaranteed way to transform complex social systems. My own experience of 20 years of working with transformative …

Using “Tragedy of the Commons” to Link Local Action to Global Outcomes

Traffic jams . . . overfishing the Atlantic . . . last minute holiday shopping at the mall. A “Tragedy of the Commons” occurs …