Re: Unskillful decisions LO12

Sydney Boydell (
Sat, 4 Feb 1995 22:23:26 +1100

You might find some of Peter Checkland's work interesting in this regard
-'Systems thinking, Systems Practice' (around 1989)

From: (Sydney Boydell)
Host's Note:
If I remember right, Peter Checkland created an approach to systems
thinking which was called "Soft Systems Modelling" with a certain amount
of rigor. It's reputed advantage, I was told, was that it was more
approachable for many people than creating Causal Loop Diagrams.

My own personal preference for developing system understanding is to
approach groups with the systems archetypes, as described in Senge's The
Fifth Discipline and Senge et al, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook.
I've never read Checkland. Those who have... please share you

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