System Transformation

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A system transformation is a macro-level complete change in the structure and functioning of a system that creates, or is brought about by, a systemic change in its environment. As a system develops is eventually encounters limits to its current operating environment which provide it with feedback that systemic change needs to occur in order for it to continue developing into a new, broader environment. Typically as the limits to an environment are met there is a crisis situation. At this stage, the system must either be transformed in order to continue growing, collapse down to a lower level or reduce its operation to that which can be sustained within it normal environment – though this latter option is often not possible. For example, the birth of a human being is a systemic transformation as the system is developing into a new environment.