Systems Thinking

Definition of Systems Thinking:

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Any process of estimating how local policies and actions influence the state of the neighboring universe. Everyone is a Systems Thinker – some more neighborly than others.

The development of a Systems Thinking Model and intervention involves five phases:

  1. Problem structuring
  2. Causal loop modeling
  3. Dynamic modeling
  4. Scenario planning and modeling
  5. Implementation and organizational learning
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