Affecting Change

Systemic problems in our society, by definition, seem impossible to fix.  Part of the reason is that systemic problems are rooted in how our lives are structured and it’s not under the control of one person, one organization or sometimes even one government.  When I was doing a bit or searching around Google, there was a suggestion in the images search for causal loop.

In order to make progress towards fixing systemic issues, start anywhere in the chain and work on breaking at least one of those that is contributing to the continuation of the causal loop causing the systemic problem.

Causal Loop Diagram

I just learn about this type of diagram to look at systemic issues, read more here https://systemsandus.com/2012/08/15/learn-to-read-clds/

More to read

USING CAUSAL LOOP DIAGRAMS TO MAKE MENTAL MODELS EXPLICIT

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From: https://thesystemsthinker.com/developing-a-multicultural-learning-organization/

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Tony Tam (Li Zhi)

Senior Principal Engineer @ Splunk, ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org