The Rhythm of Systems: Exploring Resource Movement

“A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.”

Frank Herbert

It’s me, Jerry Garrett, here with another MBA post, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with your audience. The topic we are going to discuss today is flow. All systems will, at some point, have things moving in and out of them, such as resources, and it is inevitable that there will be things moving in and out of the systems. In other words, what exactly is flow, and how does it work? Two types of inflow and outflow can be distinguished: the inflow and the outflow.

Inflow of something into the system is the act of it entering the system, whereas outflow is when it leaves the system. In the case of a car factory, it is possible to imagine the production of the complete chassis. The inflow would be the arrival of the engine to be installed, and the outflow would be the vehicle as it rolls out of the factory after the engine has been installed.

It can be even simpler to explain it, let us say that inflows can be defined as money flowing into a bank, and outflows can be defined as money going out of the bank. You can learn how a system works by following and understanding these flows that are happening within it.

Here is a visual summary to recap the insights gained today, unless they were already familiar to you.

Read the Original one from Josh Kaufman here:

The topic of this article has been concluded. I hope you have found it helpful. Until next week, take care and see you around! Goodbye!

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