Systems thinking is a way of making sense of the complexity of the world by looking at it in terms of wholes and relationships rather than by splitting it down into its parts. It has been used as a way of exploring and developing effective action in complex contexts. Systems thinking draws on and contributes to systems theory and the system sciences.
Frameworks and methodologies
Frameworks and methodologies for systems thinking include:
- Critical systems heuristics
- Critical systems thinking
- Soft systems methodology
- Systemic design
- System dynamics
- Viable system model
- Magnus Ramage and Karen Shipp. 2009. Systems Thinkers. Springer.
- Introduction to Systems thinking. Report of GSE and GORS seminar. Civil Service Live. 3 July 2012. Government Office for Science.