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Social System Design Lab, Washington University in St. Louis


The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in the new reality of remote working and learning, forcing group model building practitioners to make an abrupt shift to online workshops. Like our peers, the Social System Design Lab (SSDL) at Washington University in St. Louis confronted this challenge by exploring what tools existed for adaptation and continued collaboration. The shift has not been easy, but it has revealed new insights that suggest areas to leverage the strengths of online GMB long after the pandemic comes to an end.

The purpose of this brief is to review a number of online platforms that group model building practitioners have used since the rise of remote work, and to suggest promising combinations for groups who are hoping to implement their own online system dynamics work.

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Methods Brief Series 2.02: An Overview of Platforms to Support Online GMB

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Research Brief