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DSRP Theory


DSRP Theory states that:

  1. Systems thinking is not something you can do, but something you get from doing simple rules.
  2. Systems Thinking is an emergent property of mixing and matching four combinatorial rules (DSRP).
  3. 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).
    1. each of these Patterns is made up of two elements (see below)
  4. This process yields new distinctions, systems, relationships and perspectives, the sum total of which are a mental model (M).
  5. 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) "


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