twelve levers

The twelve levers that affect systems are changed were first identified by Donella Meadows. They are used in Living Platform to organize the process papers in some sort of priority order, and as a general alternative to command and control conceptions of how organizations work.

For a brief summary see Meadows' twelve levers. The top 5 levers are:

"5. the rules of the system (such as incentives, punishment, constraints)"

"4. The power to add, change, evolve, or self-organize system structure - see self-organization.

"3. the goal of the system"

"2. the mindset... out of which the goals, rules, feedback structure arise."

"1. the power to transcend paradigms"

The list of process papers classifies each process paper according to its major leverage.

For a general introduction at much greater length see the GFDL corpus article in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donella_Meadows'_twelve_leverage_points_to_intervene_in_a_system (the article) or just http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_levers.

This is a cite link. It provides evidence/source/authority to back up something on the list of process papers and/or list of process proposals.