Six Bullet Points of Systems Thinking

Updated: Oct 11



Leyla Acaroglu, a systems-thinking educator, mentioned six important elements in systems thinking mindset, which are:

  • Interconnectedness and synthesis

Both of them refers to the dynamic relationship between various parts of a whole; the process of creating a synergy. This includes the importance of shifting from linear to circular mindset.

  • Emergence

In order to maximize the whole process of systems thinking, reinforcing and managing a balanced feedback loops can be useful as a guidance for any adjustments.n be an opportunity to enhance collaboration and innovation.

  • Feedback loops

In order to maximize the whole process of system thinking, reinforcing and managing a balanced feedback loops can be useful as a guidance for any adjustments.

  • Causality

We're talking about the flow of influence between those interconnected parts inside of a system. Ensuring that there is a good mechanism for multiple feedback loops which is also effectively communicated to the people involved is important. From this, they can understand better about causation and correlation to improve their work practice; thanks to the data gathered.

  • Systems mapping

This is a tool for identifying and visually mapping those interconnected elements in a complex system. This can help system thinkers in doing adjustments or policy shift that will change the system in the most effective way.


 

In conclusion, systems thinking can provide good benefits for organization. Two of which are in framing complex problems that are often misdiagnosed, and also in showing alternative direction for improvement without disregarding the company's inner and outer connections.


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