Systems Thinking

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How “Thinking, fast and slow” will help us deal with Covid-19

Lots has been written about the epidemiological modelling of the Coronavirus outbreak but I’ve seen very little published about any human behaviour modelling. I’d be interested to know what models have been created to describe how people might behave in different pandemic scenarios. Here, I want to concentrate on some ways in which people’s behaviour … Continue reading

A (dog) world of unanticipated consequences

Many of my readers will know that I am heavily involved in the world of dogs, so you might be interested in this blog post from my personal blog which touches on systems thinking. A few weeks ago, words like “self-isolation”, “social distancing” and “lockdown” were barely part of our vocabulary. The rate at which … Continue reading

What’s your Problem? Simple or wicked?

Not all problems can be solved in the same way! Now, that may seem obvious, but it’s important to recognise what type of problem you face before you try to solve it.  Problem types might range from: “simple”: problems that can be readily defined and where there are often “best” or “right” answers to… “wicked”: problems … Continue reading

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