Systemic thinking……

  • Properties of the whole differ and are said to emerge from  their constituent parts
  • As a result systems cannot be understood by analysis of the individual components.  A bicycle, or otherwise identified as a transportation system, cannot be understood full just by looking at the pedals and the chain and the wheels on their own!!!
  • Boundaries of systems are determined by the perspectives of those who participate in formulating them.  The result if a System of interest.    For my PhD I will therefore need to develop my own System of Interest based on my perspective of the research.
  • Individuals hold partial views of the whole and when these are combined they provide multiple partial views
  • Systems are characterised by feedback
  • Systems thinking concentrates on basic principles of organisations
  • Context and process need to be taken into account
  • Systems are nested within other systems – you have a hierarchy of systems.

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