Balancing feedback loops try to maintain a stock within given parameters.

They need a goal, monitoring/signaling processes to assess progress, and a way to react to signals. Its reaction modifies the system in some way to redirect it back toward its goals. Important component of resilience. May be a useful leverage point in adjusting a system.rM3

  1. Donella H. Meadows and Diana Wright, Thinking in Systems: A Primer (White River Junction, Vt: Chelsea Green Pub, 2008). (See notes.)