Rule beating circumvents the intent of the rules.

This is a problem where it distorts the system through actions that would be unreasonable in other circumstances. The system often pushes back with more rules or enforcement. The solution is to consider the feedback coming from the other parts of the system to design rules that work better for the holistic system.rM3

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