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These defects are partly overcome by following the detailed examples in the User Guide. ) The Essence of the ISM Process The observer who has never seen an ISM process underway with a group, would probably describe it this way: A group of people sits around a table with a large screen before them. A computer that holds the problems previously clarified by the group now causes a question to appear on a wall or screen before the group. An example of the form of such a question is: Does problem x significantly aggravate problem y?

If the ISM software required that every participant in an session involving ISM know all of the unknowns, the software would be of no value, because it is almost always true that no one knows all of the unknowns. Accordingly, the algebra in the ISM algorithms is designed as follows: • • The Meaning of "Yes". A "yes" answer to a question corresponds to entering a 1 in the computer, and is intended to mean that the individual who says "yes" in response to the question believes strongly in that answer The Meanings of "No".

In most instances involving formal attacks on local problematic situations, all of these pathologies are found in the surround of the practitioner. I shall now discuss each of these pathologies in turn, keeping in mind that all types are found in the organization; two of the three are found in groups; and all of them affect individual behavior, whether in constructing systems science (or any other kind of science) or practicing systems science (or any other science) in striving to resolve complexity in local problematic situations.

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