A Proposed Framework for Increasing the Accessibility of Systems Thinking Intervention Approaches for Non-Systems Thinking Practitioners Public Deposited

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  • Meta-methodologies have been created to assist systems thinking practitioners in selecting applicable intervention approaches for different system states; however, current meta-methodologies do not address the lack of accessibility for non-systems thinking practitioners. To address this problem, the key system states that contribute the most to reduce the variety gap between interventionists and intervention approaches need to be identified and operationalized. Key system states are defined by Burrell and Morgan’s (1979) sociological paradigms, which will act as the theoretical foundation of this research, similar to current meta-methodologies. This theoretical foundation led to the creation of sociological dimensions and sociological categories designed to be accessible to non-systems thinking practitioners. The framework proposed in this research incorporates the basic premises of Bradley Moore, Javier Calvo-Amodio and Joseph Junker’s work (2016). A data collection and treatment methodology was created for coding the system state of case studies of intervention approaches, complete with a codebook. The location of three intervention approaches (Viable Systems Model, Soft Systems Methodology and System Dynamics) were mapped within the proposed framework. Locations were found to be consistent with theory. The findings from this research support the notion that key system states can be identified and operationalized. Additionally, the proposed framework contributes to reducing the variety gap between interventionist and intervention approach by simplifying the process of selecting appropriate intervention approaches for the system state.
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