Everone who is interested in promoting change within the own organisation or even within the wider system of the organisation will have to take into account the drivers of the relevant system. Otherwise, one might only address the surface of the identified problem but not its root causes. Systems thinking is focused on analysing a system and its leverage points in order to achieve the desired results.
This article is a good introduction into systems thinking. It outlines the general idea with the help of a simple example: a worker who is late every Tuesday. If you are curious to understand how this event is related to the structure of a system and underlying mental models and beliefs, click here and find out.
This article also contains some practical tools that one can apply to solve organizational problems from a systems perspective.
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