theWay of Systems
theWay is an effectiveness enhancement facility. theWay
does not purport to provide answers. theWay provides access
to fundamental principles, with supporting information, to develop
understanding to support the development of strategies to address
situations. Not just any strategies, but strategies which have
a very high probability of working when applied. To employ theWay
an understanding of Systems
and Systems Thinking is essential,
as well as how we formulate questions
influences the answers we develop.
The overall structure or architecture of theWay is built
on relationships between system archetypes. Simply begin at the
center and work outward as the descriptions are appropriate to
the situation you are considering.
I've started implementing each of the archetypes in several
simulation packages. The intent is to provide examples for individuals
to work with and learn from which are one step more explicit than
the systems thinking diagrams. Most of these simulation packages
have reader versions available as detailed below. Oh, the choice
of pacakges was based on what I was familiar with and had available,
which is probably not the best basis for choosing a tool.
Copyright © 2004 Gene Bellinger