What is it?
A decision-making framework that identifies twelve leverage points for intervening in a system based on a stock and flow diagram. Two examples of levers include 1) lengths of delays relative to the rate of system change; and 2) the structure of information flow (i.e., who has access to what kinds of information). Meadows cautions that it is very challenging to intervene and create systems change even with rigorous analysis. For more information, visit The Donella Meadows Institute.