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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Systems Thinking & Learning by Stephen G. Haines

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IX. Summary of Systems Thinking and Learning

Systems thinking offers us a better way of expressing ourselves, understanding the world, and living our personal and professional lives than do the old analytic and mechanistic thinking modes. The systems perspective gives us a better view on our “radar scope” and thus a more effective method of thought, communication, problem solving, and action. Without it, today’s thinking and problem solving become the source of tomorrow’s problems.

THE NEW LANGUAGE OF SYSTEMS

People and organizations need to do more than just use systems tools; they need to adopt systems terminology and systems-oriented questions into their everyday vocabulary. These help clarify and simplify “solution seeking,” bringing into ...

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