When devising a system intervention of any kind, consider that the power for lasting change increases as you move to the right in this figure.
In order of increasing leverage:
12) Constants, parameters, numbers
11) The sizes of buffers and other stabilizing stocks
10) The structure of material stocks and flows
9) The lengths of delays, relative to the rate of system change
8) The strength of negative feedback loops
7) The gain around driving positive feedback loops
6) The structure of information flows (who does and doesn't have access to information)
5) The rules of the system (such as incentives, punishments, constraints)
4) The power to add, change, evolve, or self-organize system structure
3) The goals of the system
2) The mindset or paradigm out of which the system arises
1) The power to transcend paradigms
Source: Thinking In Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows
@uranther what does 'moving to the right in this figure' mean?
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.