Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Unwanted decrease
Fall in value
Loss of worth
Lapse into disorder

Decline involves change over time, for example:

from previously efficient to inefficient organizational functioning from previously rational to non-rational organizational and individual decision-making from previously law-abiding to law-violating organizational and individual behavior from previously virtuous to iniquitous individual moral behavior

Note: distinguish the noun decline from the adjective obsolete. Decline refers to the degenerating of something (compare obsolescence) whereas obsolete refers to the outdatedness of something or labels something as no longer in use. Decline represents the process of declining, a gradual sinking and wasting away.

Social decline or moral decline is typically characterised as reduced adherence to cultural or social norms or values and widespread lapses in ethical behavior. Compare social decay.

Narrower Problems:
Value erosion
Social breakdown
Endangered cultures
Dim business future
Declining investment
Declining birth rate
Decline in deference
Decline in real wages
Religious backsliding
Weakening of standards
Decline of street life
Decline of philanthropy
Decline of architecture
Decline in export credits
Loss of faith in religion
Decline in defence budget
Decline in import capacity
Decline of psychic healing
Devaluation of real estate
Deteriorating quality of life
Decline in civic participation
Decline of the extended family
Inadequate prevention of crime
Declining economic productivity
Decline in public sector savings
Deteriorating community identity
Elimination of traditional skills
Decline in local community spirit
Lack of international cooperation
Decline in religious broadcasting
Decline in government expenditure
Inflexibility of commodity supply
Decline in human genetic endowment
Deterioration of village amenities
Decline in foreign direct investment
Falling rate of carbon sequestration
Limited national credit accessibility
Decline in employer-provided pensions
Threatened species of living organisms
Decline in nutritional quality of food
Decline in rural customs and traditions
Declining international competitiveness
Decline of human relationship to nature
Decline in public interest broadcasting
Decline in cognitive ability with ageing
Continuing expectation of community decline
Deterioration of international terms of trade
Disadvantageous terms for technology transfer
Decline in capital investment in productive capacity
Decline in commercial competition due to entrance barriers
Countries in crisis
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.04.2016 – 18:21 CEST