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  • Writer's pictureFunmilola Asa

Practical System Thinking Principles - Part IV

In this concluding part of a 4-part blog post series, I discuss the last 3 of 10 system thinking principles using practical examples highlighting the debate between standardization vs. unique system design, the importance of context, and robustness vs. optimality as applicable to diverse socio-technical systems. Let's explore......

Systems, interactions, emergence, complexities, and other related words are part of the new lingo of the increasingly interconnected and evolving personal, career, business, governance world around us. It is therefore important to not only get familiar with the lingo and its meanings, but to also be empowered with the right mindset, skills, and tools to navigate the complexities to deliver optimal value out of these systems. This enables the effective design of new systems, optimization of existing systems, and/or fixing of broken ones.