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Unformatted text preview: effect are not closely related in time and space. • Don’t look for leverage near the symptoms of your problem. • Go upstream and back in time to ferret out the root cause. • Sometimes it is best to do nothing, letting the system make its own correction or guide the action. Senge’s Systems Thinking Principles Time Delays • When imposing systems solutions, make sure to take into account the necessary time delays. • Time delays and other subtle aspects of the system only become apparent with time and experimentation. • Commit to continually examining how a system is working. Senge’s Systems Thinking Principles Small changes can produce big results—but the areas of highest leverage are often the least obvious. • Small, precise actions can produce significant improvements when well placed. • Aims to find a change that leads to lasting significant improvement while using a minimum of effort. • To find high leverage changes, try to see underlying structures rather than events and see change as a process...
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2013 for the course COMM 331 taught by Professor Stephnanie during the Three '13 term at University of Wollongong, Australia.

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