Feedback Loops


This special example of an exchange is a critical factor for sharing and/or bringing in new information. Its helpfulness lies in the ways it facilitates the effectiveness of any exchange. If we look at the model for [Designing Exchanges], we can see how feedback loops can contribute to powerful exchanges.

Feedback loops enable system-wide transformation by feeding data back into the system for it to use to inform next decisions and actions. As the system works toward sustainability, it uses feedback to assess its progress and to adapt to internal and external changes and challenges.

Feedback loops contribute to coherence, adaptability, co-evolution, and learning, at every scale in the system.