Why is Systems Thinking So Important?
People are made up of systems (circulatory, respiratory, etc.).
Organizations involve people (who are made up of systems) and organizations themselves are systems.
Organizations (which are systems) themselves work within systems (regulatory, legal, etc.).
Those systems that organizations operate within also work within larger societal and global systems.
Thinking in Connections
…Systems and connections are the stuff we and organizations are made of. To begin to solve today’s complex problems, systemic and connected thinking is the kind of thinking we need to use.
Resources for Learning About Systems Thinking
Becoming a Strategic Thinker on a Daily Basis by Stephen Haines
Resources, Pegasus Communications Inc. Pegasuscom.com
Systems Thinking and Practice The Open University
Systems Thinking and Systems Tools Managementhelp.org
Socio-Technical Systems anniversary and Systems Thinking Resources argentaeurop.wordpress.com
Systems Thinking Elementary School Resources FacingtheFuture.org
Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Books iseesystems.com
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