DSRP Theory states that:
- Systems thinking is not something you can do, but something you get from doing simple rules.
- Systems Thinking is an emergent property of mixing and matching four combinatorial rules (DSRP).
- It is a process of structuring Information (I) by thinking (T) which includes making distinctions (D), organizing systems (S), articulating relationships (R), and taking many perspectives (P).
- each of these Patterns is made up of two elements (see below)
- This process yields new distinctions, systems, relationships and perspectives, the sum total of which are a mental model (M).
- The mental model is clearly distinguished as an approximation of reality (R) and is tested against reality in order to take in more Information (I)…(ST Loop cycle continues) "