Thinking Complexity

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Draw a balancing feedback loop

This exercise will help you practice drawing balancing loops.
The City of Los Angeles has set a number of short, medium and long-term goals for improving the city's water, energy, climate, transportation, green jobs, housing and wages over the next 20 years. Your task is to draw a balancing feedback loop to describe how L.A. is moving towards one of its goals.

Hint: A balancing loop is made up of four elements - a performance variable, a goal, a gap and a corrective action. You should start by identifying these variables and then add other variables as needed to make your story as clear as possible. The document "Seeing and drawing balancing feedback" in the additional materials may help.

A suggested worked solution is provided in the references section.

Tackling Unemployment


Actual Unemployment Rate 8%
Target: Reduce Unemployment Rate to 5%
Corrective Policies: Improve Competitiveness by 10%


over 2 years ago

I cannot complete this. Cannot locate the Drawing Tools to connect the Loops!!!

over 2 years ago

What can I do? Where are the drawong tools ?

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