Abstract for: System Dynamics modeling to set effective gender targets

Setting effective gender targets for client organizations needs to incorporate the interdependencies between organizational levels and the flows of employees in the organization as the recruitment, departure and promotion processes. In this respect, System Dynamics modeling is used in EDGE to model feedback processes, nonlinear dynamics and relationships between setting target at the organizational level and for each organizational level. A System Dynamics based management cockpit accompanies our model to help clients reveal their mental models and test assumptions regarding the feasibility of different scenarios.