systemic problem (dis)solving

Systemic problem dissolving involves redesigning the system and its interaction with other systems in such a way that the problems are not recreated.

Systemic brainstorming (i.e. the turning frogs into princes method) supports the redesign. Problem dissolving is required if one deals with a systemic problem (i.e. an emergent problem that is actually a field of interacting and mutually co-producing problems).


The video playlist below forms the second module of our Biomatrix systems thinking and problem solving course. More videos on the Biomatrix systems approach are available for free on the BiomatrixWeb YouTube channel.


systems can have an ideal and a current future

systemic problem dissolving - current-versus-ideal-futureChange management involves the exploration of current futures and their consequences. Undesirable futures are likely to motivate the system to change. Change management also facilitates the design of a desirable ideal future in alignment with its stakeholders and the development of strategies for co-creating a more desirable future. The loftier the ideal, the more the system will develop. Beware of mediocre ideals!

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