The Fifth Discipline By Senge Points

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Summary of articles The part two of the book "The fifth discipline" wrote by Senge points out eleven laws of "the fifth discipline" which include: "Today 's problems come from yesterday 's solutions" - it means people usually unable to detect their solutions just move the problem to another part of the system, so they think they have been solved the problem but it still appear in other part of the system. "The harder you push, the harder the system pushes back" - this is called "compensating feedback" in system thinking, sometimes well-intentioned interventions impact system reaction but it will offset the benefits that be created by well-intentioned and it possible bring worse impacts in the system. "Behavior grows better before it grows worse" - there will appear temporary improvement in the problem before bad consequences come out, it makes people made some erroneous judgment and decision making. "The easy way out usually leads back in" - sometimes people stubborn believed on what we know is the best way and usually use familiar solutions to deal with problem. "The cure can be worse than the disease" - when temporary improvement was appeared by the interventions, people would be rely on it for long term and need more interventions that will be a non-systematic solutions. "Faster is slower" - Growth fast is not good way in the complex system, it will be breaching the nature rules due to the organization have it own "intrinsically optimal rates of growth". "Cause and
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