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What is the meaning of Call for action?

A call for action is intended to result in some form of management or control. Cognitive maps, concept maps, cause maps and diagrammatic representations of strategy are normally and deliberately coded with an active verb so that each of the ideas, notions, personal constructs or concepts contained in them constitutes a call for action. This is both an aid to minimising ambiguity and to guide the process of ‘manage and control’ which is meant to flow through pairs of linked concepts. A call for action at the tail (source) of a causal link is intended to result in some form of management or control action at the head (sink) of that link (Eden and Ackermann, 1998a: 94; 160; 290).

Books Related to Call for action

Bryan Eisenberg and Jeffery Eisenberg, "Call to Action: Secret Formulas to Improve Online Results".
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Hank A. McKinnell, "A Call to Action".
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Other topics in our resources on System Dynamics related to Call for action include: 
  • Causality (cognitive or concept map)
  • causal loop diagram

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