The Loopy Diagram demonstrates the connections between 1) the self-organizing environment – patterns and behaviours among agents; 2) Adaptive Action inquiries of a practitioner, 3) the cycle of the adaptive action inquiries and 4) the many HSD models and methods available to the AA practitioner to apply during those cycles to create or effect a shift in similarities, differences or connections.
Each loop shows how change in one affects changes in the others. A smooth-running Loopy Diagram is an adaptive system, but any one of the four loops can be stuck. When a problem solving situation isn’t working, one of the loops is stuck. Ask which one, take steps to clear it out, and move on to new and more productive cycles of reflection and action.