Shifting the Burden

In response to a problem symptom, there is a symptomatic solution, which is generally  easy, though only provides temporary relief, and a fundamental solution which generally takes longer and is harder to implement, though a better long term solution to the probelem symptom.  In addition, the symptomatic solution may lead to unintentional consequences which actually reduces the tendency toward the fundamental solution.  The end result being that the symptomatic solution must be applied repeatedly over time.


Shifting the Burden System