Monday, February 17, 2014

News from Systems Thinking in Action

  • For those of you not aware of it there is a LinkedIn group called Systems Thinking in Action organised by Gene Bellinger. It is worth joining in if you have time and enthusiasm.  Here is a copy of Gene's latest missive.

Aren't the conversations about the broader adoption of systems thinking and the multitude of models and methods therein pretty much legion?

If systems thinkers are unable to effect the broader adoption of systems thinking what does that imply about systems thinking and systems thinkers?

Are systems thinkers the primary impediment to the broader adoption of systems thinking?

Are statements like, "Only 5% of people are capable of systems thinking," helpful?

Are the most knowledgeable on the subject functioning in a context which ensures they are off-putting to almost anyone not in the same context?

Simon Sinek indicated it was essential to begin with Why? Have we followed this guidance?

Isn't a commonly offered definition of insanity doing the same things and expecting different results?

Are systems thinkers the poster children for Pogo's "We have met the enemy and he is us?"

If tomorrow is to be better than today then isn't it’s up to me, and you, for if not us, then who?

The Kumu Manifesto seems well worth the read...


Your thoughts?

P.S. FYI...
* Systems Thinking in Action Conference April 16th to 18th in Seattle…
* European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research April 22nd to 25th in Vienna…
* System Dynamics Society Conference July 20th to 24th in Delft…

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