Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think
Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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action learning

The process of undertaking the steps of planning, acting, observing and evaluating in order to understand and engage with a complex situation.

actuator

In the control model, the part of the system that can effect a change.

analysis

A method of understanding something by dividing it into parts and making sense of the parts.

attributes

The properties of a thing that identify and characterise it.

B

balancing feedback

Feedback that dampens change. Also referred to as ‘negative feedback’.

boundary

The line or region which distinguishes what is in a system from the wider environment around it.

C

capabilities

The capacity of an element of a system to affect the wider system.

change

Modification of system structure and/or processes.

channel

In the Shannon–Weaver model of communication – the medium or link through which a message is sent.

chaos

A situation which shows no predictable pattern of organisation and/or behaviour.

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