What Are The Seven Habits Of A System Savvy Person

1758 Words 8 Pages
Ahmed Alsafran
Critical Review Paper
MSC 555
Fall 2015

A Critical Review of the Seven Habits of a Systems Savvy Person

Introduction In chapter ten of Dynamic Systems for Everyone, Ghosh Asish mentions the seven habits of a systems savvy person. He discusses the differences between looking at the whole phenomena to understand the whole systems and looking at the system in parts to check each parts’ property. The author discusses how the principle of all phenomena can help a systems savvy person create the right mental and conceptual models and interactive models. In addition, the systems savvy person can optimize the systems, minimize the delay, improve the efficiency and keep improving the systems. This chapter includes several
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Redundancy increases the safety level in the systems, and decentralization reduces the effect of the failure of a part in the systems. Therefore, the systems still operate with less efficiency. Sixth, the author includes continuous improvements habit as one of the seven habits of a systems savvy person. The continuous improving quality of the systems helps to achieve better results. Last but not least, the systems savvy person looks to the holistic world view of the systems, not to small parts of the systems. This holistic world view provides obvious interconnects between each part of the systems and other parts to have a deep understanding of the whole system.
Author Arguments As described above, Ghosh’s main purpose of this chapter is to solve the seven main system issues by following principles or approaches. The author explains the seven habits of a systems savvy person and supports various types of systems from diverse fields. These examples of various types of systems explain old models issues such cholera outbreak in London in 19th century and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The author mentions how people thought about these models, how people solved these models issues, and what the effects of these solutions were. In the end of each discussion of an old model, the author suggests new solutions that
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Therefore, the strict control reinforces the loop of the model to have a higher price for illegal drugs. The author explains that a better option is to deal with the issue as a health problem, try to treat addicted people, and change the social attitudes and beliefs of using illegal drugs. The author uses this strict control of illegal drug example to explain the principle of close the feedback loops to create right mental and conceptual

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