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System Archetypes Training Wheels for Causal-loop Diagrams
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What is an archetype? Archetype: An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype. 2
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Archetypes Are there generic structures which apply to more than one particular situation? (Forrester, 1975, Bell and Senge, 1980, Paich, 1985). Canonical situation models, abstracted micro-structures, and archetypes (Lane and Smart, 1996). 3
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Definitions ʻ ...recurrent patterns of structure which are associated with a distinctive behavior mode and exhibit one of the characteristics of complex systems, a system insight. ʼ Lane and Smart, 1996. 4
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Definitions ʻ Nature ʼ s templates...patterns of structure [that] recur again and again... embody the key to learning to see structures in our personal and organizational lives. ʼ Peter M. Senge, The Fifth Discipline. 5
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Revisiting Systems Fish Banks: Growth in fleet size followed by decline in fish population. Group Juggler: initial growth in balls in the air followed by a decline. 6
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Have you seen this? Market saturation: iPod sales Initial growth in sales followed by stagnation (?) 7
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Have you seen this? People express: collapse followed by exponential growth. People express was offering the same proposition what Southwest is offering today. It was offering same low-price, no frills, good quality service, people friendly management. Why then Southwest shines like a star, when People express disappeared from skies? 8 Sales Time 1981 1986
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Archetype: Limits to Growth 9 Growing Action Condition Slowing Action + + + - R B Limiting Condition +
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Limits to Growth 10 Fleet Growth Catch per Ship Fish Population + - + R B Fish Regeneration Rate + Revenue + + New Balls Balls in the Air Time Between Catches + - - B Players Catching + Balls Dropped - + - People Chasing Balls R iPod Sales Marketing Efforts + Word of Mouth + + R Potential Customers - + B Market Size + Ticket Sales Marketing Efforts + Investment in Fleet Size + + R Fleet Size + Quality of Service - + B Service and Administrative Capacity +
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Success to the Successful Two activities compete for limited support or resources.
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