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Use in Diagnosis

As Hippocrates noted:Closed Art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous and judgement difficult.

Settings Vary

Any joint endeavour can be modelled using this THEE Tree map. The map can help in ●foreseeing difficulties ●orienting improvement ●assisting in handling blockages. It can also serve as a base for creating further useful intellectual technologies suited to the setting.

Common settings for cooperative efforts include:

So, you are invited to develop and post applications suited to particular settings, and identify common errors of managers in those settings.


As settings can vary greatly, and situations in those settings even more, no prescription or guidance can be offered on precisely where to focus or what to do in any joint endeavour.

Ideally, all Centres and Channels should be operative in a constructive fashion, but the patterning reveals that imbalances and absences can be worked around to some degree. In most everyday situations, experience, intuition, reflection on the situation and group discussion are the best and only guides for necessarily pragmatic decisions.

Examples of Simple Analyses

Why big projects so often fail to deliver what they promise.
The effect of ignoring participants in projects.
How cooperation can be spoiled by powerful charismatic leaders.
What politicians commonly do that leads to failure.
How rationality often precedes failure.
What goes wrong in the public sector.
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Originally posted: July 2009

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