Let’s consider a recent example. The map below is a Systems Dynamic Model that explains the reinforcing loops that encourage cheating by teachers on standardized tests. Recently, several teachers were sentenced to prison terms over a cheating scandal in Atlanta, Georgia. By using over-justification schemes, we have turned honest people into criminals.
It would be interesting to see a model for health care with the advent of P4P (pay for performance) schemes. Fraud headlines will be coming soon. Here we will have “goals gone wild” turning professionals into crooks.