Monday, December 3, 2018

Systems Thinking for Real Solutions and Desirable Outcomes

        The effects of multidirectional mind-bending change, social fragmentation, and disjointed human communication are continually destabilizing the foundations of the structures of several of America’s organizational institutions.  Systems thinking emerges as a clear and effective alternative method to the current exhaustive linear reductionist quantitative analysis used to debate our social and organizational problems.
        Today, more than ever, systems thinking is needed—because we are overwhelmed by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA conditions), which can easily undermine confidence and responsibility.  A Systems thinking approach can move us beyond debate and into problem-solving; creating the solutions that produce the desired outcomes we need.


  1. How do we get there? What do I need to be doing?

    1. Here lately, I have facilitated a series of talks introducing systems thinking as a tool/technique to manage your personal, social, and organizational lifestyles. I tell my own personal story as to how I became interested in systems thinking; for me it became a problem-solving tool. Through a systems thinking approach, I gained an sincere appreciation and a deeper understanding of the complexity of the systemic nature of the human element (mind, body, and soul). It requires the personal mastery of a specific language and a unique set of tools. What you should be doing in the interim depends on your focus; what exactly are you trying to do? Sorry for the late response!