Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things, regarded as systems, influence one another within a whole.
Systems Philosophy is a discipline aimed at constructing a new philosophy (in the sense of worldview) by using systems concepts.
Hierarchy of Forces that Erode Competitive Advantage:
- Critical elements are workers knowledge
- Transfer knowledge from one context to another
It provides the competition with a window of opportunity to disseminate the new technology and dominate the market
- A tendency to push one’s strength to destroy its weakness
4. CHANGE OF THE GAME
- Transformation of the problem
- Heart of counterintuitive process that convert success into failure
5. SHIFT OF PARADIGM
An active process of learning and unlearning
- MINDLESS SYSTEMS: A Mechanistic View
- production of goods and services that surpassed the previous cumulative capacity of mankind
- Simple and elegant, it has no purpose
- A tool with a function defined by the user
- An instrument for the owner to use to achieve his goal making profit
- UNMINDED SYSTEMS: Biological Model
- Living System Paradigm
- Simple and Elegant, with purpose of its own
- With a purpose: survival (like human being)
- MULTTIMINDED SYSTEMS: A Socio-cultural View
- Social Organization
- The critical variable here is purpose
- It can produce
- The same outcome in different ways in the same environment
- Different outcomes in the same or different environment
- The members of socio-cultural organization are held together by one or more common objectives and collectively acceptable ways of pursuing them
- Analytical Approach: Independent Variables
: The whole is nothing but the sum of the parts.
- System Approach: Interdependent Variables
: Interdependency requires a way of thinking different from analysis, it requires System Thinking.