• Seanna Davidson

systems thinking tools: a users reference

pdf: daniel kim


What is this resource?

This is a handbook of systems modelling tools largely focused on providing an introductory understanding to causal loop diagrams, stocks and flow, and systems modelling. The handbook was created by Dr Daniel Kim, a co-founder of the MIT Center for Organizational Learning.

Why is this worthwhile?

There is a broad landscape of systems tools, many of which are complex and have a rich theoretical and conceptual history, making it difficult to get a cursory view of their applications. This handbook offers an accessible view into several key tools and may help determine which tools are appropriate for which contexts.

Who is this useful for?

The handbook will be most useful for those beginning to consider the design of their investigations who would benefit from an introduction to different systems modelling tools.

we recognise and pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their ancestors, the elders past, present and future from the different First Nations across this country. we acknowledge the importance of connection to land, culture, spirituality, ancestry, family and community for the wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. (ref: https://emergingminds.com.au)

the systems school

po box 768 ocean grove victoria australia 3226

©2019 by the systems school.