Systems thinking

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Impression of systems thinking about society

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.[1] It has been used as a way of exploring and developing effective action in complex contexts.[2] Systems thinking draws on and contributes to systems theory and the system sciences.


Frameworks and methodologies[edit]

Frameworks and methodologies for systems thinking include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Magnus Ramage and Karen Shipp. 2009. Systems Thinkers. Springer.
  2. ^ Introduction to Systems thinking. Report of GSE and GORS seminar. Civil Service Live. 3 July 2012. Government Office for Science.