What’s Magic About the Magic 21?

Your most challenging and interesting problems have never been solved before. They are “wicked” problems because they cannot be solved at all. These problems are the special territory of human systems dynamics. Our models and methods work well on tame issues, but they also help with the most wicked ones. HSD was created to help you see, understand, and influence problems that are impossible to solve. Magic 21 holds the key to seeing, understanding, and influencing intractable issues.

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The CDE Model explains the three system conditions that influence the speed, path, and direction of self-organizing systems. The conditions shape the patterns that make up the reality of your world.
Glenda Eoyang received her doctorate in human systems dynamics from The Union Institute and University in 2001. Her research explored questions about the conditions that made some human systems organize quickly and as expected, while others took a long time to end up in unpleasant or unproductive patterns.
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