Systems Thinking World

Systems Thinking World

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Perspectives Updated 18 minutes ago

The Perspectives Project surfaces noteworthy stories about relationships and their implications, to provoke thought, foster deeper understanding, create insights, and enable more effective action.

AR Reduction Updated 1 day ago

Effective Solutions might be referred to as an interactive learning environment or an evolving collaborative problem-solving environment. It presents a basis for why we typically create solutions which are only temporary, solutions which make the situation worse or create new problems that have to be dealt with. Effective Solutions then provides an approach for developing solutions which engage the relevant stakeholders in creating enduring solutions which don't create new solutions in the process.

Finding the Way Updated 1 day ago

Effective Solutions might be referred to as an interactive learning environment or an evolving collaborative problem-solving environment. It presents a basis for why we typically create solutions which are only temporary, solutions which make the situation worse or create new problems that have to be dealt with. Effective Solutions then provides an approach for developing solutions which engage the relevant stakeholders in creating enduring solutions which don't create new solutions in the process.

Insight Maker Updated 2 days ago

This Kumu project provides learning environments for developing Insight Maker Simulations, Insight Maker Storytelling, and Agent-Based Models.

stwk Updated 6 days ago

Storytelling with Kumu is a free online learning program which presents a rationale for using storytelling to communicate the meaning of models as well as how to best utilize the presentation features within Kumu. Included are tips & tricks learned along the way as well as exercises to develop one's expertise using the presentation features.

Testing More Updated 7 days ago

Some Examples

Kumu Environment Updated 7 days ago

An overview of the structure of the Kumu environment with additional maps as appropriate to explain concepts covered along the way.

khelp Updated 7 days ago

Kumu Help intended to enable one to find that tidbit of information that demonstrates how to do what they want to do when they want to do it.

cst Updated 9 days ago

The Certified Systems Thinker Program presents what is considered the absolute essential understanding and skills necessary to develop a systemic perspective for situations of interest. This Systemic Perspective provides a basis for deeper understanding, insights and more effective action. The intent is to enable one to be more effective dealing with situations, while reducing the likelihood of creating unintended consequences making matters worse, or creating new problems in the process.

Systems Archetypes Updated 28 days ago

Present the definition and utility of an archetypes as well as what the archetypes are.

Storytelling 101 Updated 2 months ago

This perspective will endeavor to provide a sense of how to begin with an apparent problem and research the relationships to evolve a relationship model that can be used to convey the current level of understanding.

Creating the Future Updated 2 months ago

The Enabling Virtual Collaboration (EVC) Project is a collaborative endeavor to figure out how to curate virtual collaboration endeavors. That is, undertaking to develop a systemic understanding of complex situations and evolve strategies for improving the situation with a high likelihood of avoiding unintended consequences, and doing this with a group of collaborators who are geographically distributed and only able to contribute asynchronously on a periodic basis. Tags: EaBT

I Used To Be A Systems Thinker Updated 3 months ago

This is a presentation delivered at Skillsfest on 17.08.02 about my personal evolution from being a systems thinker to being a storyteller of relationships and their implications.

Boy Who Cried Wolf Updated 3 months ago

An informative version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf with Storytelling created specifically for the Storytelling with Kumu course.

We Have a Problem Updated 3 months ago

When we encounter a situation other than we consider it should be we typically refer to it as a problem though if we investigate intently we're likely to find the problem is seldom what it was initially perceived to be. This perspective presents a set of relationships I never thought about and as such, I ended up in a predicament I never saw coming.

Creating Insights Updated 3 months ago

How the development of a relationship model promotes understanding and insights as a basis for more effective action dealing with a situation.

Relationships & Implications Updated 3 months ago

Effective Solutions might be referred to as an interactive learning environment or an evolving collaborative problem-solving environment. It presents a basis for why we typically create solutions which are only temporary, solutions which make the situation worse or create new problems that have to be dealt with. Effective Solutions then provides an approach for developing solutions which engage the relevant stakeholders in creating enduring solutions which don't create new solutions in the process.

Dealing with Reality Updated 3 months ago

Effective Solutions might be referred to as an interactive learning environment or an evolving collaborative problem-solving environment. It presents a basis for why we typically create solutions which are only temporary, solutions which make the situation worse or create new problems that have to be dealt with. Effective Solutions then provides an approach for developing solutions which engage the relevant stakeholders in creating enduring solutions which don't create new solutions in the process.

Accounts Receivable Updated 3 months ago

Experiences of a company trying to manage their average accounts receivable period to an acceptable level.

Embed Anything Updated 4 months ago

Using the YouTube embed script to embed just about anything and have it automatically size to the fit the window it's embedded in.

tedx Updated 5 months ago

Connections

Crowdsourced Homelessness Model Updated 6 months ago

An experiment to better understand the possibility of crowdsourcing a model associated with homelessness.

Kumu 101 Updated 6 months ago

An introduction to Kumu which I hope is sufficient for others to begin developing relationship models without having to wade through all the initial Kumu understanding.

Crop Damage Updated 7 months ago

Crop Damage presents a synthesis of understanding distilled down to a single question... And? And what does this influence? And what influences this? This is based on an old Sufi saying, "Because you understand one, you think you understand two because one and one is two. But first, you have to understand AND."

Shifting the Burden Archetype Updated 7 months ago

A shifting the burden structure occurs when there are different ways to address a situation. With one approach being easier, faster, and requiring fewer resources, which do you think gets pursued? The problem is that taking the easier path ensures one will have to take the easier path repeatedly, and makes it harder to pursue the long-term better solution.

Implications 101 Updated 7 months ago

Considering the concepts provided Relationships 101 I thought it best to provide a few example structures and demonstrate how they're labeled to tell stories.

Relationships 101 Updated 7 months ago

People often comment that they are overwhelmed by causal relationships and causal relationship diagrams. I expect that the two basic reasons for this are 1) the relationships were never well defined, and 2) relationship maps are typically presented in a manner that asks of people the equivalent of eating an elephant in a single bite. I'm not surprised by the typical result.

Creating Perspectives Updated 7 months ago

This project was developed to help me sort out what elements connect together to create the various pieces of perspectives and which things reference what other things. Yes, it makes my head hurt.

Recovering Systems Thinker Updated 7 months ago

This project was developed for at the basis for a California Green Academy web presentation on 2017.11.02

Systems Thinking Updated 7 months ago

This project was developed for at the basis for a California Green Academy web presentation on 2017.11.02

Credit Never Happened Updated 7 months ago

Given a performance gap this model investigates the implications of working harder or working smarter.

Politics Stupid Updated 7 months ago

An elaboration of the model from Ezar Klein's "Why Politics Makes Us Stupid" article.

Why Nations Fail Updated 8 months ago

Investigation of the relationships responsible for the failure of nations.

SystemsWiki Format Updated 10 months ago

Guidelines for the creation of the new SystemsWiki page format.

Systems Thinking World Updated 10 months ago

An introduction to the current state of Systems Thinking World along with a short history of the relentless pursuit of understanding relationships and their implications that got us here.

Aussie Super Updated 11 months ago

AUSTRALIA'S TAX-ADVANTAGED, compulsory, private superannuation system – the jewel in the crown of the legacy of the Hawke/Keating era – is an innocent fraud. The system was introduced with the best of intentions, but it doesn’t do what it was supposed to do.

Patrons Only Updated 12 months ago

Content that is visible only to patrons or visible to patrons before it's made public.

egrl-arch Updated 12 months ago

Surfaces the structure and behavior of the Exponential Growth Archetype

Old Data Mode Project Updated 1 year ago

This is an old project using the old data model where data is shared across maps. If I need another project in the future that does that then fork this one to create the project.

Homelessness Updated 1 year ago

In this piece, we explore the counter intuitive nature of systems where the best of intentions to address the homelessness situation using the most expedient approach is likely to make things even worse.

Economy Money Flows Updated 1 year ago

Economic Sector Model

Lost Opportunity Updated 1 year ago

Assault on Overtime Updated 1 year ago

It's one reason we're poorer than our parents.

ap-arch Updated 1 year ago

Attractiveness Principle Archetype

add-arch Updated 1 year ago

Addiction Archetype

aa-arch Updated 1 year ago

Accidental Adversaries Archetype

Creating Relationship Models Updated 1 year ago

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MMT Updated 1 year ago

Investigation of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) as to whether it is really Myopic Monetary Theory since it doesn't address the cause of the problem it seeks to fix.

Balancing Structure Updated 1 year ago

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Reinforcing Structure Updated 1 year ago

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Relationship Models Updated 1 year ago

How the development of a relationship model promotes understanding and insights as a basis for more effective action dealing with a situation.

Problems & Solutions Updated 1 year ago

Enabling Virtual Collaboration is a collaborative endeavor to figure out how to curate virtual collaboration endeavors. That is, undertaking to develop a systemic understanding of complex situations and evolve strategies for improving the situation with a high likelihood of avoiding unintended consequences, and doing this with a group of collaborators who are geographically distributed and only able to contribute asynchronously on a periodic basis. This is being evolved into the Asynchronous Virtual Collaboration project.

cp Updated over 1 year ago

The Munro Review of Child Protection: Part One: A Systems Analysis

dg-arch Updated over 1 year ago

More often than not we set out to accomplish some goal and it ends up taking far longer than we thought it would. The most common reason for this is that we've misunderstood the effect one or more limits have on the action taken to attain the goal. This is representative of the Limits to Action Archetype.

Quest for Water Updated over 1 year ago

The relentless pursuit of having less.

diigo Updated over 1 year ago

Lazy Person Survival endeavors to surface why Diigo is the most used application in my toolbox. It is wasn't for Diigo I'd pretty much go nuts on a daily basis looking for my creations various places on the web. Diigo allows me to index everything and find things with a straightforward search via Google Chrome.

School Improvement Updated over 1 year ago

A Systems Approach to Strategic Planning & School Improvement

Postscript Updated over 1 year ago

The insights arrived at when participants in the Certified Systems Thinker program asked how to sell systems thinking to their organization.

ltg-arch Updated over 1 year ago

Limits to Growth Archetypes

Market Diffusion Updated over 1 year ago

The basic structure of this insight applies across industry boundaries--whether consumer or industrial, products or services.

Farmers Markets Updated over 1 year ago

A way that starting farmers markets may backfire

The Infamous Bathtub Updated almost 2 years ago

A description of the dynamics of the bathtub model and why most people don't understand dynamics.

Encouraging the Opposition Updated almost 2 years ago

An example of how the most obvious answers to diminish protests just makes matters worse.

Circular Economy Updated almost 2 years ago

Circular Economy Model

ftf-arch Updated almost 2 years ago

Fixes that Fail Archetype

gswd-arch Updated almost 2 years ago

Goal Seeking with Delay Archetype

gsbl-arch Updated almost 2 years ago

Surfaces the structure and behavior of the Goal Seeking archetype.

Sustainable Capitalism Updated almost 2 years ago

This model investigates the influences which currently work in opposition to sustainable capitalism. The model then presents a view that might actually promote sustainable capitalism.

Revolution in the Making Updated almost 2 years ago

How to spot a revolution in the making from a Ben Franklin correspondence.

Road Congestion Updated almost 2 years ago

The typical response to road congestion in time simply makes matters worse.

Teacher Cheating Updated almost 2 years ago

Teacher cheating on standardized tests is a recurring theme in recent national headlines, ranging from teachers looking at tests in advance to develop study guides, to teachers and administrators erasing and correcting student answers after they have submitted tests. The media and the school communities have responded to these stories with shock and out-rage, often vilifying individual teachers and administrators.

Perpetuating Tension Updated almost 2 years ago

How we address symptoms and avoid real lasting solutions.

Science of Inequality Updated almost 2 years ago

The evolution of a model started by Geoff McDonnell based on the May 2014 special issue of Science.

not rich Updated almost 2 years ago

Investigation into why we're not all rich

vossov Updated almost 2 years ago

Are we victims of the system or are we just dealing with systems of the victim.

larger system Updated almost 2 years ago

Implications of interactions with a larger system that might initially be considered.

Google Strategy Updated almost 2 years ago

A relationship model which is considered to be at the center of Google's business strategy. Admittedly this is only a perspective as I've not seen it published.

Tax Revenue Pressure Updated almost 2 years ago

Unexpected implications of acting to respond to tax revenue pressure

Project Systems Updated almost 2 years ago

Project Systems: Distinguishing Fact From Fantasy

Project Challenge Updated almost 2 years ago

Given a situation where the expected completion data for a project is later than the prescribed deadline what are the options available for the project to get it back on track.

Poverty by Design Updated almost 2 years ago

An investigation into the ways we create context that creates poverty. This is also intended to be an example of how the content of articles actually have a systemic structure which may be expressed as one or more stories in relationship models.

Oil System Model Updated almost 2 years ago

Oil System Model from James Breaus

time mgmt Updated almost 2 years ago

Investigation the extent to which time management actually helps us deal with our lack of time available.

lta-arch Updated almost 2 years ago

More often than not we set out to accomplish some goal and it ends up taking far longer than we thought it would. The most common reason for this is that we've misunderstood the effect one or more limits have on the action taken to attain the goal. This is representative of the Limits to Action Archetype.

Jungle Updated almost 2 years ago

Why is it that changes often return to the way they were before you stopped working on them. Why the jungle always seems to win!

Intent Updated 2 years ago

Level of Documentation Depends on Intent

Boy Who Cried Wolf Lite Updated 2 years ago

A not so informative version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf created specifically for the Storytelling with Kumu course.

esc-arch Updated over 2 years ago

Escalation Archetype

totc-arch Updated over 2 years ago

Tragedy of the Commons Archetype

ind-arch Updated over 2 years ago

Indecision Archtype

stts-arch Updated over 2 years ago

Success to the Successful Archetype

gauwds-arch Updated over 2 years ago

Growth and Underinvestment with a Drifting Standard Archetype

gau-arch Updated over 2 years ago

Growth and Underinvestment Archetype

World Problems Updated over 2 years ago

Interconnectedness of World Problems. Our future in a nutshell?

Oil Prices Updated over 2 years ago

An investigation into influences driving the changes in oil prices the beginning of 2016.

Diagram SG Updated over 2 years ago

Systemigrams

Hewlett Foundation Madison Initiative Updated over 2 years ago

Diagram PM Updated over 2 years ago

Polarity Map Diagram

Diagram FL Updated over 2 years ago

Flying Logic Diagrams

Goals Updated over 2 years ago

The implications associated with setting goals which makes the activity self-limiting.

Diagram RM Updated over 2 years ago

Relationship Map

Diagram RP Updated over 2 years ago

Rich Picture Diagram.

Rewarding Limitations Updated over 2 years ago

An example of how developing an expertise is shifted to presales support.

Perpetuating Poverty Updated over 2 years ago

Often actions taken to reduce poverty do just opposite, making matters even worse.

Reversing Desertification Updated over 2 years ago

How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change

Online Learning Community Updated almost 3 years ago

Investigation into what enables a successful online learning community. This project is the focal point for the synthesizing multiple conversations on this topic underway in multiple locations.

Identity Protective Cognition Updated 3 years ago

This relationship model was developed to sort out what was presented in the Ezra Klein paper titled How Politics Makes Us Stupid.

Diagram VNA Updated over 3 years ago

Value Network Analysis Project

Diagram DM Updated over 3 years ago

Dialogue Map

Diagram MM Updated over 3 years ago

Mind Map

Diagram HY Updated over 3 years ago

RP/CLD Hybrid

Kumu Causal Loops Updated over 3 years ago

How to create causal loops in Kumu

My First Map Updated over 3 years ago

Learning about Kumu Mapping

Diagram CLD Updated over 3 years ago

Causal Loop Diagram

Presentations by stw

Creating The Future published Mar 23, 2018

Insight Maker Simulation published Jan 31, 2018

Kumu 101 v2 published Nov 27, 2017

Storytelling 101 Abstract/Aha! published Nov 19, 2017

Crop Damage Abstract published Nov 18, 2017

Surfing Perspectives published Nov 17, 2017

Storytelling 101 published Nov 15, 2017

Implications 101 published Nov 14, 2017

Relationships 101 published Nov 14, 2017

Creating Perspectives published Nov 13, 2017

The Boy Who Cried Wolf published Nov 7, 2017

Recovering Systems Thinker published Nov 7, 2017

Systems Thinking published Oct 31, 2017

Crop Damage published Sep 14, 2017

Embed Anything published Aug 5, 2017

I Used To Be A Systems Thinker published Aug 2, 2017

Patrons Only Intro published May 19, 2017

Strategy Ownership published Apr 19, 2017

Relationship Model Strategy published Apr 19, 2017

Relationship Models Revisited published Apr 17, 2017

Creating Relationship Models published Apr 14, 2017

Balancing Structure published Apr 13, 2017

Reinforcing Structure published Apr 13, 2017

Relationship Models published Apr 11, 2017

Problems & Solutions published Apr 11, 2017

Aussie Super published Apr 4, 2017

Systems Thinking World published Apr 2, 2017

Child Protection published Mar 2, 2017

Drifting Goals published Jan 23, 2017

Lazy Person Survival published Jan 10, 2017

Program Navigation published Jan 4, 2017

Certified Systems Thinker published Jan 3, 2017

Typical Perspectives published Jan 3, 2017

Kumu Storytelling Options published Jan 2, 2017

Why Storytelling? published Jan 1, 2017

Limits to Growth Archetype published Sep 13, 2016

Accounts Receivable Period published Sep 11, 2016

Circular Economy published Sep 4, 2016

The Perspectives Project published Sep 1, 2016

Storytelling with Kumu published Aug 24, 2016

Science of Inequality published Aug 24, 2016

Lost Opportunity published Aug 4, 2016

Oil System Model published Jul 27, 2016

Postscript published Jun 22, 2016

Shifting the Burden Archetype published Jun 18, 2016

Fixes that Fail Archetype published Jun 5, 2016

Google Strategy published Jun 4, 2016

Goal Seeking with Delay Archetype published Jun 2, 2016

Limits to Action published Mar 16, 2016

Effective Virtual Collaboration published Mar 9, 2016

The Larger System published Feb 22, 2016

Why We're Not All Rich published Feb 21, 2016

Archetypes - Part II published Feb 15, 2016

Archetypes - Part I published Feb 15, 2016

Oil Prices published Feb 14, 2016

Perspectives published Feb 12, 2016

Kumu Attributes published Feb 9, 2016

Managing Time published Feb 8, 2016

Exponential Growth Archetype published Feb 6, 2016

Victims of the System published Feb 5, 2016

Goal Seeking Archetype published Jan 25, 2016

Archetypes published Jan 22, 2016

How Politics Makes Us Stupid published Jan 20, 2016

Battling the Jungle published Jan 17, 2016

Creating Insights published Dec 15, 2015

Encouraging the Opposition published Oct 26, 2015

Farmers Markets published Oct 26, 2015

Rewarding Limitation published Oct 25, 2015

Perpetuating Tension published Oct 25, 2015

Tax Revenue Pressure published Oct 24, 2015

Perpetuating Poverty published Oct 23, 2015

Quest for Water published Oct 22, 2015

Road Congestion published Oct 21, 2015

Revolution in the Making published Oct 14, 2015

Economy Money Flows published Oct 11, 2015

Assault on Overtime published Oct 11, 2015

Reversing Desertification published Oct 6, 2015

World Problems published Oct 6, 2015

Market Diffusion published Oct 5, 2015

Project Systems published Oct 2, 2015

Poverty by Design published Mar 17, 2015

Why Nations Fail published Mar 16, 2015

Sustainable Capitalism published Mar 16, 2015

We Have a Problem published Mar 15, 2015

Credit Never Happened published Mar 15, 2015

Project Challenge published Mar 15, 2015

Teacher Cheating published Jan 22, 2015

Making Homelessness Worse by Helping published Jan 22, 2015