Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Structure influences behavior

That's part of a message I try to convey: structures tend to create patterns, and events are usually part of patterns. If you have to fix (change, eliminate) an event, don't focus on the event. Rather, see if the event is part of a pattern, and focus on the structures that fix that pattern. Then you'll see the events become fixed.

That's the reason I apply system dynamics to organizational problems: it helps us find the pertinent structure.

In It's the invisible structures that get you, Andrew Taylor says it eloquently.

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