System Dynamics Glossary
What is the meaning of Double loop learning?
Double loop learning occurs when mismatches or errors
[difference, d, between actual and desired states] are corrected by
first examining and altering the governing variables and then taking
action. Governing variables are the preferred states that individuals strive
to "satisfice" when they are acting. These governing variables are
not the underlying beliefs or values people espouse. They are
the variables that can be inferred, by observing the actions
of individuals acting as agents for the organisation, to drive
and guide their actions.
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