Understanding the environment: A systems approach
Understanding the environment: A systems approach

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1.4.2 Acting

As opposed to the planning phase, which is essentially a modelling exercise where you develop a goal, outline steps to take, and predict the outcomes, the acting phase is where you actually go and do something that has the potential to change the situation towards achieving your objective. 'Action' can easily be confused with other phases of the learning cycle. For example, don't we do something when we are developing a plan? Action is ultimately about attempting to make a real improvement in the complex situation and/or in the way you perceive the complex situation – and it should be measured in terms of having produced some change in the complex situation and/or in yourself that was not demonstrably there before.

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