Topic: Scenario Planning

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Modeling for Learning Organizations

Using causal loop diagrams or systems archetypes to explore a significant organizational problem can be an eye-opening experience. As a team works through the …

A Systemic Look at Tax Reform

There are four questions to ask about any new tax proposal. Will it be simple? Will it be fair? Will it raise enough money …

ABC: Initiating Large-Scale Change at Chrysler

When Chrysler adopted activity-based costing (ABC) in 1991, the decision rep; resented more than a simple accounting change. The shift to ABC challenged many …

The Inner Path of Leadership

In Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership, Joe Jaworski illuminates the nature of the choice to lead and the profound worldview out of which …

Bringing “Background Analysis” to Foreground of Energy Policy

In this article, Donella Meadows shows how computer models — products of structural thinking — can help bring clarity to a complex issue. As she …

Many Cyclical Markets Share Common Underlying Structure

Pork production, engineering student enrollments, the oil tanker industry, real estate. What do they all have in common? They experience “boom and bust” cycles at …

A Business Is More than a Balance Sheet

Teachers sit on the bleachers at town meetings watching the townspeople resist raising their salaries. The Dartmouth faculty complains to the trustees about the governance …

Fixes That Fail: Oiling the Squeaky Wheel—Again and Again . . .

How many times have you heard the saying “the squeaky wheel gets the oil?” Most people agree that whoever or whatever makes the most “noise” …

“Flying” People Express Again

The year is 1980 and the U.S. post-deregulation airline industry is still taking shape. While the established carriers are making adjustments in the new competitive …

Adjusting to the Collapse of a Bank

About half the people I met in Oklahoma had personally experienced a bank failure over the past year or so. On Thursday, January 8 of …