Helping teams align and get a shared picture of a system has huge benefits. By bringing in a diversity of people that own different parts of the system and stakeholders that the system is designed to support, the team can identify where their own mental map of the system is incomplete or inaccurate.

These maps helps people understand the scope of impact that decisions they make can have on the system and helps you anticipate 2nd and 3rd order effects to changes in the system. It helps you understand bottlenecks, limiting factors, and dependencies within the system.

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