|Overview: Systems Thinking|
A strategy that considers full end-to-end impacts including all interactions and linkages.
Avoiding unintended consequences.
What is Systems Thinking?
John Spacey, updated on June 24, 2016
Systems thinking is the practice of developing strategies and plans that consider full end-to-end impacts and interactions. It can be contrasted with a strategy developed to reach a single goal or improve a small set of metrics. The value of systems thinking is that it may avoid unintended impacts by considering the full lifecycle and linkages of a system. It has applications for business, science, government and personal decision making and problem solving. Systems are often complex. Consider the difficulty in modeling all the interactions that go on in an economy or ecological system. For this reason, systems thinking often results in simple strategies. For example, a circular economy is a well known systems thinking strategy that suggests that industrial economies shouldn't produce any waste that isn't a safe biological nutrient. This removes the risks associated with how thousands of synthetic compounds will impact thousands of organisms in an ecosystem.
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