Systemic Thinking: Fundamentals for Understanding Problems and Messes
Whether you’re an academic or a practitioner, a sociologist, a manager, or an engineer, one can benefit from learning to think systemically. Problems (and messes) are everywhere and they’re getting more complicated every day. How we think about these problems determines whether or not we’ll be successful in understanding and addressing them. This book presents a novel way to think about problems (and messes) necessary to attack these always-present concerns. The approach draws from disciplines as diverse as mathematics, biology and psychology to provide a holistic method for dealing with problems that can be applied to any discipline. This book develops the systemic thinking paradigm, and introduces practical guidelines for the deployment of a systemic thinking approach. [From Amazon.com]
System theory, Probelm solving, Thought and thinking, Quality control
Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering
Hester, Patrick T. and Adams, Kevin MacG., "Systemic Thinking: Fundamentals for Understanding Problems and Messes" (2014). Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Books. 4.