Characteristics of Systemic Interventions LO9820

Dale Emery (72704.1550@CompuServe.COM)
08 Sep 96 01:51:39 EDT

Replying to LO9782 --


You wrote, "At this point one chief question I have is: What makes an
intervention systemic?"

Perhaps you could ask the two consulting firms what they meant when they
said their interventions were "systemic in nature." The differences and
similarities between the two firms might be enlightening.

I like your list of "Characteristics of Systemic Interventions." I have
only one quibble. You wrote, "2) Recognizes that a key to shaping
systemic structures is the mental models behind them." I think this
limits your list to only human systems, and that seems like an unnecessary
restriction to me. On the other hand, perhaps you don't have a need to
consider other kinds of systems right now.

In addition to this quibble, I also have a nagging suspicion that
something important is missing from your list, but for the life of me I
can't think of what it might be.



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