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Systemic solutions

In this article, we list the approaches we can take to reach solutions on a systemic level.
a pattern in the wood to represent a system
Starting from the top of the SNO hierarchy, we start our investigation into solutions from the highest, system, level.

Creating system-level solutions requires some good planning and ideas. Achieving your goal doesn’t always come from using one solution. In some cases, picking the right (combinations of) solution or strategy is quite important. To help you enlarge your solution vocabulary, we have prepared a short list of multiple solution approaches for you.

The solution approaches described in this step are solutions on a system-level. Some of these approaches build from object level up to system level, others reach a top-down effect, of which the approach is based on network theory. As said before, this list is not complete, but here are at least some approaches you can use in your project to find a solution:

  • Block transition Strategy

  • Before/After Solution Maps

  • Largest Factor Approach

  • Internalizing External Resources

  • Re-visioning

  • Training the system

Every approach has the potential to change the system in a way such that you can reach your goal. Finding the ones that work best for your project is up to you.

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