Systems Approach to examining Issues LO18146

Mitch Owen (
Tue, 19 May 1998 06:38:49 -0400

I have been a lurker for a while now. I found Systems thinking 5-6 years
ago while I was exploring how to improve my leadership skills and have
done much to intergrate it into my life and work. I have reached a hurdle
and I thought the list might be able to help me with it.

I am part of a team within an state agency that is charged with
challenging the agency to address a group of issues that were discovered
through two exhaustive studies. The group wishes to discover which of the
issues are important and which are not.. I only know of one tool (an
interrelational diagram) that would help in looking at these issues in a
systems way and setting priorities. Do any of you have suggestions on how
we might examine these issues to discover the interelationships, root
causes, and true drivers of the issues. We hope to do this in an
inclusive way and thus, methods would need to be useful in working with
both small and large groups...

Thanks in advance for any help!



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