Practical System Thinking Principles - Part III
Updated: Jun 8, 2022
In the Part 3 of a 4-part blog post series, I discuss using practical examples 2 principles (building on 5 discussed in prior posts) for analyzing the functionality and unanticipated behavior emergence of complex systems as applicable to diverse socio-technical systems. Let's explore......
As seemingly different as human beings, relationships, machineries, governance, businesses, personal development, and a host of other entities appear to be, they actual have something in common. They are complex ‘systems’ and respond to similar principles or concepts, albeit in different application forms. Systems are created from the interactions of two or more interconnected parts to achieve a purpose that cannot be accomplished by each part independently or by mere addition of efforts of the parts. With every new addition to the system, the complexity increases as the number of interactions within the system and with external parties increase in multiples. While complex systems are often challenging to analyze, some underlying principles anchored to a holistic view of systems cut across various types of systems and help with understanding existing systems, designing new ones, or fixing broken systems.
.... While complex systems are often challenging to analyze, some underlying principles anchored to a holistic view of systems help with understanding existing systems, designing new ones, or fixing broken systems....
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