Dancing With Systems

from Systems – We-Space

Dancing With Systems by Donella Meadows Versions of this piece have been published in Whole Earth, winter 2001 and The Systems Thinker, Vol. 13, No. 2 (March 2002).

  1. Get the beat.
  2. Expose your mental models to the open air.
  3. Stay humble. Stay a learner.
  4. Honor and protect information.
  5. Locate responsibility in the system.
  6. Make feedback policies for feedback systems.
  7. Pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable.
  8. Go for the good of the whole.
  9. Expand time horizons.
  10. Expand thought horizons.
  11. Expand the boundary of caring.
  12. Celebrate complexity.
  13. Hold fast to the goal of goodness.