Week 6 notes on vicious loops
People and organizations often get caught in vicious loops where destructive actions lead to even
more destructive actions.
By recognizing and understanding the patterns, it is often possible to reverse the trends.
EXAMPLE IN COPY-PASTE NOTES
How to stabilize vicious loops
In the technical terms of learning theory, systems can be been stabilized by:
Reducing the strength of positive feedback relationships (reduced intensity)
Increasing negative feedback (loops that respond to the positive feedback by moving it in
the opposite direction)
Thinner lines to signify weaker